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…
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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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Golden
Golden
Honey Locust  April 28, 2022
Honey Locust April 28, 2022
Dorothy's Hellebores  March 26, 2022
Dorothy's Hellebores March 26, 2022
Quince  March 24, 2022
Quince March 24, 2022
Crabapple  April 5, 2022
Crabapple April 5, 2022
Homecoming
Homecoming
Coreopsis from the road to Posy  June 24, 2022
Coreopsis from the road to Posy June 24, 2022
Tanglefoot Trail Indian Blanket  May 23, 2022
Tanglefoot Trail Indian Blanket May 23, 2022
Oxyeye Daisies  May 7, 2022
Oxyeye Daisies May 7, 2022
Butterfly Flowers Fringed Iris   April 12, 2022
Butterfly Flowers Fringed Iris April 12, 2022
Babe's Copper Zinnias
Babe's Copper Zinnias
Farmstead Florals Anemones   April 25, 2022
Farmstead Florals Anemones April 25, 2022
Orlaya   May 14, 2022
Orlaya May 14, 2022
White Milkweed   May 31, 2022
White Milkweed May 31, 2022
Sassafras   March 29, 2022
Sassafras March 29, 2022
First Zinnia of our Summer Garden   July 2, 2022
First Zinnia of our Summer Garden July 2, 2022
Harmony I
Harmony I
Harmony II
Harmony II
Diane's Flowering Cherry   March 31, 2022
Diane's Flowering Cherry March 31, 2022
Dorothy's Sweetshrub   April 13, 2022
Dorothy's Sweetshrub April 13, 2022
Amorphous Gardens Bachelor's Buttons   April 23, 2022
Amorphous Gardens Bachelor's Buttons April 23, 2022
Carolina Jessamine   March 22, 2022
Carolina Jessamine March 22, 2022
Dogwood Dream
Dogwood Dream
Rose Garden Dream
Rose Garden Dream
Sunrise Song
Sunrise Song
4-26-2021 Munstead Rose
4-26-2021 Munstead Rose
02-11-2017 Deciduous Holly
02-11-2017 Deciduous Holly
03-27-2013 Pear
03-27-2013 Pear
11-15-2011 Pecan Branch
11-15-2011 Pecan Branch
Fall Progression 1
Fall Progression 1
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 2
Fall Progression 2
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 3
Fall Progression 3
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 4
Fall Progression 4
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 5
Fall Progression 5
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 6
Fall Progression 6
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Fall Progression 7
Fall Progression 7
watercolor on paper, 33.5x52
2022
Golden
Golden
acrylic on panel, 48x72
2022
Honey Locust  April 28, 2022
Honey Locust April 28, 2022
graphite on paper, 42x29.5
2022
Dorothy's Hellebores  March 26, 2022
Dorothy's Hellebores March 26, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Quince  March 24, 2022
Quince March 24, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Crabapple  April 5, 2022
Crabapple April 5, 2022
graphite on paper, 34.5x26.5
2022
Homecoming
Homecoming
acrylic on panel, 48x60
2022
Coreopsis from the road to Posy  June 24, 2022
Coreopsis from the road to Posy June 24, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Tanglefoot Trail Indian Blanket  May 23, 2022
Tanglefoot Trail Indian Blanket May 23, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Oxyeye Daisies  May 7, 2022
Oxyeye Daisies May 7, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Butterfly Flowers Fringed Iris   April 12, 2022
Butterfly Flowers Fringed Iris April 12, 2022
graphite on paper, 15.25x11.25
2022
Babe's Copper Zinnias
Babe's Copper Zinnias
acrylic on panel, 36x48
2022
Farmstead Florals Anemones   April 25, 2022
Farmstead Florals Anemones April 25, 2022
graphite on paper, 15x11.25
2022
Orlaya   May 14, 2022
Orlaya May 14, 2022
graphite on paper, 11x7.5
2022
White Milkweed   May 31, 2022
White Milkweed May 31, 2022
graphite on paper, 22x15.25
2022
Sassafras   March 29, 2022
Sassafras March 29, 2022
graphite on paper, 30.2522.5
2022
First Zinnia of our Summer Garden   July 2, 2022
First Zinnia of our Summer Garden July 2, 2022
graphite on paper, 15.25x11.5
2022
Harmony I
Harmony I
acrylic on panel, 48x60
2022
Harmony II
Harmony II
acrylic on panel, 48x60
2022
Diane's Flowering Cherry   March 31, 2022
Diane's Flowering Cherry March 31, 2022
graphite on paper, 30.25x22.5
2022
Dorothy's Sweetshrub   April 13, 2022
Dorothy's Sweetshrub April 13, 2022
graphite on paper, 30.25x22.5
2022
Amorphous Gardens Bachelor's Buttons   April 23, 2022
Amorphous Gardens Bachelor's Buttons April 23, 2022
graphite on paper, 30.2522.5
2022
Carolina Jessamine   March 22, 2022
Carolina Jessamine March 22, 2022
graphite on paper, 23x42
2022
Dogwood Dream
Dogwood Dream
acrylic on panel, 30x42
2022
Rose Garden Dream
Rose Garden Dream
acrylic on panel, 30x42
2022
Sunrise Song
Sunrise Song
gouache on paper, 51x33.5
2021
4-26-2021 Munstead Rose
4-26-2021 Munstead Rose
graphite on paper, 15x11
2021
02-11-2017 Deciduous Holly
02-11-2017 Deciduous Holly
graphite on paper, 29.5x41.5
2017
03-27-2013 Pear
03-27-2013 Pear
graphite on paper, 22x30
2013
11-15-2011 Pecan Branch
11-15-2011 Pecan Branch
graphite on paper, 26x40
2011

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