Florissant, MO, United States
About dawn wagner
For me it's all about observation and interpretation. Looking for the light and observing how it affects color and line is my main pursuit. Though I tend to be attracted by subjects from nature, the subject matter is really secondary. Art has been my solace and my challenge for most of my life. I will forever continue to experiment with drawing and painting - there's so much to learn! I've been participating in plein air events and paint-outs for well over a decade and am currently trying to take my field experience into the studio, as well. During this time, I have earned awards and sold many pieces for which I'm so grateful to my collectors and to my art friends. I hope my work will give you a sense of the beauty I see in life and will uplift and enrich your experience as you go through your days.
I studied commercial art, drawing, and design at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin and St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Missouri.
I have also taken plein air workshops and seminars with M. Shawn Cornell and Billyo O'donnell and continue to paint outdoors on my own and with other dedicated plein air artists.
Here is a partial list of events in which I've participated:
Circus Flora Paint Out - Art St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri
Augusta Plein Air Event - Augusta, Missouri
Paint Webster - Webster Groves, Missouri
Golden Hills Plein Air Event - Louisiana, Missouri
Paint St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri
Bethany Springs Paint-out for the Missouri Prairie Foundation - Berger, Missouri
Stems Plein Air Event - Overland Park, Kansas
Maplewood Paint-out - Maplewood, Missouri
Summer Regional Exhibit - St. Louis Artists Guild - Clayton, Missouri
Small Works exhibit - Ober-Anderson Gallery, Kirkwood, Missouri
Riverbend exhibit - Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
St. Louis Plein Air Art Exhibit - Gallery, Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri
STEMS Plein Air Exhibit - Rice Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas