Jill Stefani Wagner’s watercolor and pastel paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and are included in various corporate and private collections.
Eleven 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. The Pastel Society of North Florida recently honored Jill with Best of Show Award in their National Exhibit. Pastel Journal Magazine has awarded her five Honorable Mentions in their Pastel 100 Shows 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.
In 2016, Jill’s painting appeared on the cover of Plein Air Magazine. Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine highlighted Jill’s artwork and career in an article titled “Today’s Masters, Artists Making their Mark.” and Pastel Journal included her pastel paintings in an article on art inspired by travel. The best selling French magazine, Practique des Arts, has also highlighted her “skyscapes”.
In Michigan, her work is represented by Tvedten Fine Art in Harbor Springs, J. Petter Galleries in Saugatuk and WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor. Recently Jill was awarded Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies. A Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America, she also belongs to Degas Pastel Society, Great Lakes Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association and Ann Arbor Women Artists.
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 an award-winning advertising and graphic design firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before “seeing the light” and becoming a full-time artist.