Carlyle Wolfe’s large-scale oil and watercolor paintings are based on meticulous color studies and exacting line drawings of seasonal flora that she makes over the course of a year. Her paintings consist of shapes from her plant drawings cut into stencils that she layers with paint matching the colors she records in her color studies. Her works thus replicate the formal transitions that take place in nature over time. As both records and ruminations, they elegantly express the sense of wonderment that arises from close communion with nature.
Wolfe has a BFA in Painting from the University of Mississippi and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. She has exhibited extensively throughout the region, and was the 2015 recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship.