I define my identity as an artist by the delight I experience in seeing. I work in a variety of two-dimensional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking. But, my favorite medium is oil paint. Arranging color on a canvas, unmediated by screens or equipment makes me feel in control. I like how paint can describe and abstract at the same time. Much of my work is inspired by the logic of dreams and surrealist images. I think of my artwork as poems made out of lines, colors, and associations. I am curious about how the mind recognizes pattern and creates narrative from ambiguity. Motivation behind the choice of still life items includes cultural curios and common objects in the painting vernacular. I often choose to paint familiar and tactile things. How does sense memory play a role in our experience of the world? How do we experience materiality in the mind’s eye?

    Danielle Wager is an artist living and working in Reading, MA. She studied fine arts with a concentration in oil painting at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. While there she won the 2016 Senior Studio Award and the 2015 Excellence in Painting Award and Endowed Scholarship. Currently, she works in custom framing and is the Art Coordinator for the BeatHeart Foundation.

To purchase an original work or digital print contact me at danielle.wager.art@gmail.com.

 I define my identity as an artist by the delight I experience in seeing. I work in a variety of two-dimensional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking. But, my favorite medium is oil paint. Arranging color on a canvas, unmediated by screens or equipment makes me feel in control. I like how paint can describe and abstract at the same time. Much of my work is inspired by the logic of dreams and surrealist images. I think of my artwork as poems made out of lines, colors, and associations. I am curious about how the mind recognizes pattern and creates narrative from ambiguity. Motivation behind the choice of still life items includes cultural curios and common objects in the painting vernacular. I often choose to paint familiar and tactile things. How does sense memory play a role in our experience of the world? How do we experience materiality in the mind’s eye?
 I define my identity as an artist by the delight I experience in seeing. I work in a variety of two-dimensional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking. But, my favorite medium is oil paint. Arranging color on a canvas, unmediated by screens or equipment makes me feel in control. I like how paint can describe and abstract at the same time. Much of my work is inspired by the logic of dreams and surrealist images. I think of my artwork as poems made out of lines, colors, and associations. I am curious about how the mind recognizes pattern and creates narrative from ambiguity. Motivation behind the choice of still life items includes cultural curios and common objects in the painting vernacular. I often choose to paint familiar and tactile things. How does sense memory play a role in our experience of the world? How do we experience materiality in the mind’s eye?
 I define my identity as an artist by the delight I experience in seeing. I work in a variety of two-dimensional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking. But, my favorite medium is oil paint. Arranging color on a canvas, unmediated by screens or equipment makes me feel in control. I like how paint can describe and abstract at the same time. Much of my work is inspired by the logic of dreams and surrealist images. I think of my artwork as poems made out of lines, colors, and associations. I am curious about how the mind recognizes pattern and creates narrative from ambiguity. Motivation behind the choice of still life items includes cultural curios and common objects in the painting vernacular. I often choose to paint familiar and tactile things. How does sense memory play a role in our experience of the world? How do we experience materiality in the mind’s eye?
 I define my identity as an artist by the delight I experience in seeing. I work in a variety of two-dimensional media, such as drawing, painting and printmaking. But, my favorite medium is oil paint. Arranging color on a canvas, unmediated by screens or equipment makes me feel in control. I like how paint can describe and abstract at the same time. Much of my work is inspired by the logic of dreams and surrealist images. I think of my artwork as poems made out of lines, colors, and associations. I am curious about how the mind recognizes pattern and creates narrative from ambiguity. Motivation behind the choice of still life items includes cultural curios and common objects in the painting vernacular. I often choose to paint familiar and tactile things. How does sense memory play a role in our experience of the world? How do we experience materiality in the mind’s eye?