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…
Summer Shade
Summer Shade

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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Summer Shade
Summer Shade
Summer Dance
Summer Dance
Night Dream
Night Dream
Day Dream I
Day Dream I
Day Dream II
Day Dream II
Yellow Green Garden I
Yellow Green Garden I
Yellow Green Garden II
Yellow Green Garden II
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green I
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green I
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green II
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green II
Wedding Flowers - White
Wedding Flowers - White
Wedding Flowers - Green Gold
Wedding Flowers - Green Gold
October I
October I
October II
October II
04-26-2021 Desdemona Rose
04-26-2021 Desdemona Rose
05-23-21 Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose
05-23-21 Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose
04-26-21 Souvenie de St. Anne Rose
04-26-21 Souvenie de St. Anne Rose
04 26 2021 Munstead Rose
04 26 2021 Munstead Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de Malmaison Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de Malmaison Rose
04 26 2021 Olivia Rose Austin Rose
04 26 2021 Olivia Rose Austin Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de St. Anne Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de St. Anne Rose
Beauty Berry  September 29, 2020
Beauty Berry September 29, 2020
Harriet's Yellow Butterfly Weed June 1, 2020
Harriet's Yellow Butterfly Weed June 1, 2020
Harriet's Jude the Obscure Rose  May 15, 2020
Harriet's Jude the Obscure Rose May 15, 2020
Zinnias. July 6, 2020
Zinnias. July 6, 2020
Julie and Billy Chadwick;s Bee Balm. June 15, 2020
Julie and Billy Chadwick;s Bee Balm. June 15, 2020
Chadwick Coral Honeysucklle. June 12, 2020
Chadwick Coral Honeysucklle. June 12, 2020
Zinnias I
Zinnias I
Zinnias II
Zinnias II
Wedding Brunch I
Wedding Brunch I
Wedding Brunch II
Wedding Brunch II
Wedding Brunch III
Wedding Brunch III
Wedding Flowers - Violet
Wedding Flowers - Violet
Wedding Flowers - Beauty Berry
Wedding Flowers - Beauty Berry
Grass from Birdlands January 15, 2018
Grass from Birdlands January 15, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 7-8, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 7-8, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 14, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 14, 2018
Ornamental Grass form Candace's  December 19, 2017
Ornamental Grass form Candace's December 19, 2017
Sage Grass from Birdlands December 15, 2017
Sage Grass from Birdlands December 15, 2017
Deciduos Holly - Birdlands February 9, 2017
Deciduos Holly - Birdlands February 9, 2017
Forsythia March 10-11, 2016
Forsythia March 10-11, 2016
Poke Sallet  July 24, 2014
Poke Sallet July 24, 2014
Flowering Bracnh UM Tennis Courts, March 16-17, 2010
Flowering Bracnh UM Tennis Courts, March 16-17, 2010
Summer Shade
Summer Shade
acrylic on panel, 48x48
2021
Summer Dance
Summer Dance
gouache on paper, 65x41
2021
Night Dream
Night Dream
oil on panel, 48x36
2021
Day Dream I
Day Dream I
oil on panel, 48x36
2021
Day Dream II
Day Dream II
oil on panel, 48x36
2021
Yellow Green Garden I
Yellow Green Garden I
gouache on paper, 26x40
2020
Yellow Green Garden II
Yellow Green Garden II
gouache on paper, 26x40
2020
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green I
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green I
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2020
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green II
Wedding Flowers - Yellow Green II
goauche on paper, 51x33.5
2020
Wedding Flowers - White
Wedding Flowers - White
oil on panel, 48x60
2020
Wedding Flowers - Green Gold
Wedding Flowers - Green Gold
oil on panel, 36x48
2020
October I
October I
oil on panel, 78.5x45.75
2019
October II
October II
oil on panel, 78.5x45.75
2019
04-26-2021 Desdemona Rose
04-26-2021 Desdemona Rose
graphite on paper, 15x1
2021
05-23-21 Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose
05-23-21 Princess Alexandra of Kent Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
04-26-21 Souvenie de St. Anne Rose
04-26-21 Souvenie de St. Anne Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
04 26 2021 Munstead Rose
04 26 2021 Munstead Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
04 27 2021 Souvenir de Malmaison Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de Malmaison Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
04 26 2021 Olivia Rose Austin Rose
04 26 2021 Olivia Rose Austin Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
04 27 2021 Souvenir de St. Anne Rose
04 27 2021 Souvenir de St. Anne Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
Beauty Berry  September 29, 2020
Beauty Berry September 29, 2020
graphite on paper, 22.5x15
2020
Harriet's Yellow Butterfly Weed June 1, 2020
Harriet's Yellow Butterfly Weed June 1, 2020
graphite on paper, 22.5x15
2020
Harriet's Jude the Obscure Rose  May 15, 2020
Harriet's Jude the Obscure Rose May 15, 2020
graphite on paper, 22.5x15
2020
Zinnias. July 6, 2020
Zinnias. July 6, 2020
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.5
2020
Julie and Billy Chadwick;s Bee Balm. June 15, 2020
Julie and Billy Chadwick;s Bee Balm. June 15, 2020
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2020
Chadwick Coral Honeysucklle. June 12, 2020
Chadwick Coral Honeysucklle. June 12, 2020
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2020
Zinnias I
Zinnias I
gouache on paper, 26x36
2020
Zinnias II
Zinnias II
gouache on paper, 26x36
2020
Wedding Brunch I
Wedding Brunch I
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2020
Wedding Brunch II
Wedding Brunch II
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2020
Wedding Brunch III
Wedding Brunch III
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2020
Wedding Flowers - Violet
Wedding Flowers - Violet
oil on panel, 36x48
2020
Wedding Flowers - Beauty Berry
Wedding Flowers - Beauty Berry
oil on panel, 48x60
2020
Grass from Birdlands January 15, 2018
Grass from Birdlands January 15, 2018
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 7-8, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 7-8, 2018
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 14, 2018
Dried Grass from the Road to Robyn's February 14, 2018
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2018
Ornamental Grass form Candace's  December 19, 2017
Ornamental Grass form Candace's December 19, 2017
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2017
Sage Grass from Birdlands December 15, 2017
Sage Grass from Birdlands December 15, 2017
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2017
Deciduos Holly - Birdlands February 9, 2017
Deciduos Holly - Birdlands February 9, 2017
graphite on paper, 22.5x30.5
2017
Forsythia March 10-11, 2016
Forsythia March 10-11, 2016
graphite on paper, 22.5x30
2016
Poke Sallet  July 24, 2014
Poke Sallet July 24, 2014
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.5
2014
Flowering Bracnh UM Tennis Courts, March 16-17, 2010
Flowering Bracnh UM Tennis Courts, March 16-17, 2010
graphite on paper, 30.5x22.25
2010

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