Artist

Chris Wagner
New Bern, North Carolina

Chris Wagner uses color to express his unique vision of the people and places around him. He currently lives in North Carolina and enjoys keeping up with artists from around the world through Facebook. In his work, he tries to focus on subjects that contrast lights and darks. He recently found inspiration in the way a strong back light created amazing shapes and shadows.

Artist and Customer Comments


Chris Wagner 1/8/2016 | 2:02 PM

Thanks so much for the follow up Jennifer, I love to hear that my painting is getting a tour of your home, haha! I was thinking about that painting over Christmas as I walked past the same spot the original dandelion was. There was a whole new crop blooming...I could have done a new one and called it "Winter Evening Wish"! Now after 5 days of true winter's weather, I'm ready for the real Spring to start coming to life in the next few months.

J Evans 1/8/2016 | 9:23 AM

Hi Chris! We love "Spring Evening Wish"! I am trying to find the perfect place for it. In the meantime, it travels around the house and makes me smile each time I see it. Thank you!

Chris Wagner 11/30/2015 | 9:53 AM

Thanks, Kathy! If you are on facebook, one of Ugallery's artists visited the This Old House home that they are displayed in and sent me photos which I posted. :) www.facebook.com/chriswagnerarts I hope my little cow will add a few smiles to your own home when it arrives!

commentsSmall Cow 2
K Goforth purchased this artwork. 11/29/2015 | 3:39 PM

I look forward to receiving and enjoying "Small Cow 2"

L Gervasi 6/5/2015 | 2:12 PM

Response to Chris Wagner Overland Gallery - Cynthia Dunn is having an exhibit in the fall titled Wabi-Sabi. If you entered something, that may be a good way to get in and have your work seen by the Kinston market. Her exhibit openings (usually on a Wednesday from 4:30-7:00) are usually well attended. I am hoping to submit something. What are the hours for the for the Artwalks and directions? Thank you for your quick response. Linda

Chris Wagner 6/4/2015 | 5:24 PM

Hi, Linda, thanks so much for the comment. I'm in New Bern, and have really enjoyed becoming more familiar with both the Kinston Arts Council and the art scene around town. I'm hoping to start showing at the Overland Gallery soon; I had a wonderful talk with one of the owners a few weeks ago. If you are on Facebook, I strongly urge you to check out a group that I started there, called the Neuse River Artists. We have close to 400 members, some are showing artists, some are beginners, and others are simply admirers. Also, come down for one of our Artwalks (2nd Friday of each month) and enjoy the vibrant crowd of creative people that we have. I'll be in my studio (where I have some of my Ugallery paintings as well as others) on display. The facebook group that I referenced can be found here. Thanks again! www.facebook.com/groups/neuseriverartists/

Chris Wagner 6/4/2015 | 5:23 PM

Hi, Linda, thanks so much for the comment. I'm in New Bern, and have really enjoyed becoming more familiar with both the Kinston Arts Council and the art scene around town. I'm hoping to start showing at the Overland Gallery soon; I had a wonderful talk with one of the owners a few weeks ago. If you are on Facebook, I strongly urge you to check out a group that I started there, called the Neuse River Artists. We have close to 400 members, some are showing artists, some are beginners, and others are simply admirers. Also, come down for one of our Artwalks (2nd Friday of each month) and enjoy the vibrant crowd of creative people that we have. I'll be in my studio (where I have some of my Ugallery paintings as well as others) on display. The facebook group that I referenced can be found here. Thanks again! www.facebook.com/groups/neuseriverartists/

L Gervasi 6/4/2015 | 3:06 PM

Chris Wagner - I am a budding artist in Kinston. I was submitting some paintings to the Arts Council gift shop and saw your horse. LOVED IT! I would like learn more about you, how you got started, what sort of art you do - any tips that you are willing to share. I would say questions, but I don't even know what to ask yet. Thanks, Linda

R Weaver 12/8/2014 | 11:54 AM

Hi Buddy, Long time... Your skills are sharper,the colors are very nice,I still have some of your early images in my computer good luck Bob

commentsUnder Her Gaze
M Schweitzer 9/27/2014 | 12:10 PM

"Under Her Gaze" another fab piece. Good work.

commentsClover #2
M Schweitzer 9/27/2014 | 11:32 AM

"CLOVER #2" - Really a fantastic piece. I checked out your FB post - nice to see a spectrum of your work. I look forward to seeing additional pieces posted w/ UGALLERY. Stay the path - Best

Chris Wagner 1/14/2014 | 4:16 PM

Thanks for the posts. I have been working furiously this last 12 months on my first large scale solo show; the final count was 53 paintings on the walls at the opening! I haven't painted that much in a year since art school. I was positive once the show was up, I would be looking forward to a break, but as I type this I have a canvas primed next to me for a new acrylic, and a sheet of watercolor paper on my board as I get ready to work on a portrait commission. When I feel the drive, it is impossible to turn off. Now that the show is up and hung, please keep checking in, as I will be showing more new works here on Ugallery in the coming weeks.

L Matviyenko 10/14/2013 | 4:38 AM

amazing works and good opportunity for artists and buyers!Well done

Carla M Hornback 3/8/2012 | 5:54 PM

Really enjoy seeing your work displayed here.. Your work is beautiful and for me, some of your paintings are serene and peaceful, simply gorgeous. Others are thought-provoking (the abstracts in particular) and I enjoy looking at them time and time again. One day soon I will own one! Great job Chris! :)

Chris Wagner 1/8/2011 | 9:33 PM

Hi, I'm Chris. Just a note thanking UGallery for welcoming me to this site, there is some wonderful art here. If anyone has any questions, please ask. I'll answer any that I can.

JBM
by CHRIS WAGNER


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

12" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.

$575


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This painting is a small part of a much larger full body photo that I had taken. I enjoy finding compositions from within "the bigger picture", so to speak. Just because it was in the photo doesn't mean it needs to be on the canvas. Several of my landscapes work the same way. 

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

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Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

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