“We Three” by Jill Stefani Wagner

“We Three”



12 x 16 in.

Available through the artist

Whatever she paints, Wagner’s primary focus is always “the light” and how it affects the landscape or waterscape scene she’s trying to capture. Working in pastel and oil, she approaches her paintings as a sculptor would, carving out nuances of light and shadow. Jill is a devoted plein air artist, painting yearly in Italy and at plein air festivals around the United States. The amazing lessons learned painting in the field about atmosphere, color and light, are brought back to the studio to inform her larger works.

Jill has recently been named a Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America and her work has been published in Pastel Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and Practique des Arts. In 2016, her pastel painting appeared on the cover of PleinAir magazine. She was honored to be on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention in 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Degas Pastel Society and Oil Painters of America.

A lifelong Michigander with a BFA from The University of Michigan School of Art, Wagner owned an award-winning design firm before “seeing the light” and becoming a full-time artist.


View more of Jill’s work at www.jillwagnerart.com

Contact Jill at 734.604.2864  or [email protected]

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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