Daggi Wallace

Daggi Wallace

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  Artist: Daggi Wallace
 Live in: Camarillo , CA, United States
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Daggi Wallace Artist Bio:

Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and now living near Los Angeles, CA, Daggi specializes in contemporary realism. She is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, a juried member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Degas Pastel Society and Los Angeles Art Association. Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, OH, and is in the permanent collection of the Wichita Center for the Arts, KS. Daggi has won numerous awards in regional and national juried exhibitions and her work is in many American and European collections. She has a long list of portrait commission clients including Grammy award winning blues musician Buddy Guy. Her paintings have been published in several magazines and books, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Professional Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal and Pratique Des Arts in France. In 2004 she was one of 15 internationally selected artists to participate in the Atelier D’Artista, an International Art Symposium in Tuscany, Italy. In May of 2011 she was juried into the Pastel International Exhibition by Art du Pastel en France in Giverny, France. In 2010 Daggi started Moni’s Kids, a non-profit project, painting portraits of children in need and using the proceeds to deliver aid to the children portrayed. Proceeds from her series of Haitian children set up a small library for those kids and paid for vocational schooling. In 2012 she was selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA, where she maintains her studio and has served on its board of directors. Her studio is open to the public every First Saturday of the month or by appointment. Daggi is available for commissions. Artist Statement: “Focusing mainly on portraying the human condition and our connection to each other my work always begins with a visual trigger that evokes a strong emotional response in me or with an idea I want to explore. I like to create images that tell a story with multiple layers of meaning to draw in the viewer. I aim to portray our similarities, to bring attention to the struggles and joys we all share. I hope the emotional response the work elicits from the viewer opens minds and hearts. Often working in series I set up photo shoots with my models after having planned ideas beforehand, but I am always open to what may occur in the moment, what the model adds to the process. Women's and children’s issues are of special interest to me. More and more my work includes social commentary, a development I whole heartedly embrace. I also find inspiration in abstract patterns found in natural and man made subjects such as water, rust and bark. I consider my style contemporary realism. While my style is representational I create a contemporary look to my work by incorporating abstract backgrounds, texture and text ranging from graffiti to precisely rendered font. The words may be inspired or even written by the subject portrayed. I am also exploring non-traditional framing of my pastels. My medium of choice is pastel. I love the direct application, pure pigments and versatility of pastels. It allows me to apply it wet as well as dry and combine it with other mediums such as watercolor, inks, acrylic, stamping and charcoal.”