Jill Wagner

Pastel – Watercolor – Oil

Jill Wagner’s pastel, oil  and watercolor paintings are a beautiful study of the play of light.  You will see details of light and shadows in both her oils and watercolors.  Her pastels shine with the reflection of dappled light on water. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and are included in various corporate and private collections.  Jill Stefani Wagner was born in Port Huron, Michigan. She received a B.F.A. from The University of Michigan School of Art and was the owner and creative director of a successful advertising and graphic design firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before becoming a full-time artist.


Five of Jill’s paintings have been accepted into the prestigious International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibits and she has been honored with multiple awards in the Pastel Society of America Exhibits in New York City, where she has been designated a Master Pastelist. The Pastel Society of North Florida recently honored Jill with their Award for Exceptional Merit. Pastel Journal Magazine has awarded her five Honorable Mentions in their Pastel 100 Shows. The Greater Michigan Art Exhibition gave her the Excellence in Technique Award and she has been juried into various Great Lakes Pastel Society National Competitions and Annual Michigan Watercolor Society Exhibitions.  
Ms. Wagner has mounted solo exhibitions at The University of Michigan, The University of Michigan Health System, The River Gallery and Pfizer Corporate Headquarters.  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine (June 2012) highlighted Jill’s artwork and career in an article titled “Today’s Masters, Artists Making their Mark.” In August 2012, Pastel Journal included her pastel paintings in an article on art inspired by travel. The best selling French magazine, Practique des Arts, highlighted her “skyscapes” in their August 2012 edition.

You can view Jill Wagner’s paintings at J. Petter Galleries all year long.  Please see our events page to see when Jill and many other artists will be here in the gallery this year.