Colleen Wagner has created art since a child. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas State University and a Doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University. She taught art at the secondary level and has won numerous awards both nationally and regionally for her art work. Currently, her emphasis is on mixed-media abstracts, and she has worked in oils, watercolor, charcoal, and pencil. Colleen is a juried member of “The Best of Missouri Hands” in the area of Mixed-media. She serves as a member of the Kirksville Art Association Board and is currently the president and charter member of The MOSI Art Guild.
Her goal in her art is to create the feeling that life is a puzzle that we are constantly trying to solve. Sometimes the pieces fit and art as life is very clear. Other times there is a sense of discord which hopefully resonates with the viewer. She uses abstraction which blends into a semblance of realism.
Colleen has created several abstract series that have been displayed at a solo show at the Kirksville Arts Center. The Chinese Zodiac animals, the Seven Virtues and Vices, and Missouri wildlife have all been a focus of her work. Presently, she is working on a series of mythical beings, also in abstract form.
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