Carlyle Wolfe Lee

b. 1977, Gainesville, FL
I am especially interested in unifying color experiences, the feeling of being immersed in a specific atmosphere, a distinct quality of light, like the light after a storm, progressive movements of dawning and evening…
Day's Eye
Day's Eye

Carlyle Wolfe’s practice is devoted to a deeper connection with her natural environment. She has spent most of her life carefully observing the exchange of color and light that occurs in her surroundings and studying the different hues, rhythms and patterns that develop as time passes and seasons change. To create her large-scale, densely layered paintings on panel, intricate watercolors on paper, pencil drawings on paper and sculptural installations, her process is cumulative. Beginning with plant studies made from observation, she collects shapes, lines, colors and environments. She layers and interweaves information, calling back to a specific experience or moment discovered in an earlier nature observation. The abstract imagery on her large, richly layered pieces fade in and out of light and shadow, representing a mystical, almost infinite environment.

Carlyle Wolfe received her BFA in Painting from the University of Mississippi and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. Her work was recently selected for The Art in Embassies Program at the US Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique. She has exhibited work throughout the South including, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, the University of Charleston, the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the University of Mississippi Museum, and Arkansas Art Center. She currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Day's Eye
Day's Eye
Shadows - Quince
Shadows - Quince
Forget-Me-Nots
Forget-Me-Nots
Easter Morning
Easter Morning
Zinnias
Zinnias
Blue and Green
Blue and Green
Mary Hartwell's HYdrangeas
Mary Hartwell's HYdrangeas
Hummingbird Festival
Hummingbird Festival
Angel Trumpets
Angel Trumpets
Fall Garden
Fall Garden
Hot Lavender
Hot Lavender
Shadows - Ann Abadie's Garden I
Shadows - Ann Abadie's Garden I
Shadows - Peonies
Shadows - Peonies
Shadows - Azaleas
Shadows - Azaleas
Blue Morning
Blue Morning
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
Winter - Spring - Brights
Winter - Spring - Brights
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
03-15-2016 Redbud
03-15-2016 Redbud
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 3
2005 Oak Branch - 3
Day's Eye
Day's Eye
watercolor on paper, 33.5x51
2020
Shadows - Quince
Shadows - Quince
watercolor on paper, 29.7541.5
2020
Forget-Me-Nots
Forget-Me-Nots
watercolor on paper, 30x42
2019
Easter Morning
Easter Morning
oil on panel, 48x84
2019
Zinnias
Zinnias
oil on panel, 48x48
2019
Blue and Green
Blue and Green
watercolor on paper, 36x51
2019
Mary Hartwell's HYdrangeas
Mary Hartwell's HYdrangeas
watercolor on paper, 30x42
2019
Hummingbird Festival
Hummingbird Festival
oil on panel, 48x84
2019
Angel Trumpets
Angel Trumpets
gouache on paper, 36x51
2019
Fall Garden
Fall Garden
oil on canvas, 55x85
2019
Hot Lavender
Hot Lavender
oil on panel, 48x60
2019
Shadows - Ann Abadie's Garden I
Shadows - Ann Abadie's Garden I
watercolor on paper, 42x26
2019
Shadows - Peonies
Shadows - Peonies
watercolor on paper, 26x42
2019
Shadows - Azaleas
Shadows - Azaleas
watercolor on paper, 26x42
2019
Blue Morning
Blue Morning
oil on panel, 48x84
2018
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
Long enough to understand that life is a blessing
oil on panel, 36x48
2015
Winter - Spring - Brights
Winter - Spring - Brights
oil on panel, 60x48
2013
10-02-2017 Fern
10-02-2017 Fern
graphite on paper, 22x15
2017
03-15-2016 Redbud
03-15-2016 Redbud
graphite on paper, 15x22
2016
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
10-02-2014 Dill gone to seed
graphite on paper, 30x22
2014
2005 Oak Branch - 1
2005 Oak Branch - 1
graphite on paper, 30x22
2005
2005 Oak Branch - 3
2005 Oak Branch - 3
graphite on paper, 43x29.5
2005

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