About Carin Wagner

It began with a walk in the woods. Breathing was easier and so was emptying my mind of worry. I recorded small moments in nature so others could share the peace. From a glade filled with ferns golden in the evening light to a tiny flower blazing with fleeting glory. As time went by I realized how fragile all of this beauty was and felt such a need to protect it. I decided to paint my favorite trees- some towering in the midst of a storm, others quiet in moonlight- in the hopes that they would arouse the same protective spirit in others. In my studio I lay down many thin glazes of oil paint to create luminous deep surfaces on the canvas, to evoke the fragility of our natural world. The careful compositions help the viewer to focus on the loveliness of each preserved moment of time. My newest series of paintings are titled Reflect. They began with a discovered branch of a tree(one of our most precious resources), gnarled and twisted. I imagined its life in its former glory. After multiple trips down a local river, I had enough images of beautiful greenery reflected in water (anther crucial resource for life on earth). My quest to join the two together in images, to help others reflect on the beauty and necessity of both is ongoing. We have great power, you and I. Join me in treasuring our resources so that everyone can enjoy them.

Recognition

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Carin graduated with a degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, winning the Angelo DiVincenzo Life Drawing Award for a full year scholarship twice. Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core. She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, NY, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. Her work has been included in multiple museum shows, including the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Her awards include: two time winner of the People's Choice from the Cultural Council of Plam Beach, People's Choice from Lighthouse Art Center, First place in Continuum Palm Beach, and the Mahlon Cline Award of Excellence, Dorothy L. Irish Memorial Award from the National Association of Women Artists. Her work has her own chapter in the book Grand Ambition, by G. Bruce Knecht, and written about extensively in publications such as: Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Gallery and Studio, an International Art Journal, Architectural Digest, Florida Design Magazine, On View Magazine, Showboats International, and many others. She is currently represented by Armand Bolling Fine Art, Jupiter, FL, The Lawrence Gallery Scottsdale, AZ, M&M Studio, Jupiter, FL, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.