Denise Wagner paints and photographs the disappearing beauty of the natural world around her.
I have been been an artist and photographer for over thirty years. I worked as a digital scientific illustrator and photographer for Penn State University. Because I believe strongly in contributing to organizations that are caretakers of our environment and the animals that are part of it, I have donated a series of works to The Shaver's Creek Environmental Center; Centre County's Pennsylvania Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for their annual Fur Ball; Centre Wildlife Care for their annual “Wild About Animals' event; and Art in the Marsh for Millbrook Marsh.
My favorite medias are acrylics and pastels. I use acrylics to paint raptors, wetland birds, songbirds, and animals. I prefer pastels for landscapes because of the rich colors and quickness of the medium.
I have exhibited paintings and photographs in numerous galleries. They are: The Gamble Mill Tavern in Bellefonte, Pa; Art Alliance of Central Pa; Foxdale Village Art Gallery; The State College Framing Company & Gallery; The Bellefonte Art Museum; The Centre County Historical Society; Hershey Medical Centre; Gray's Woods Geissinger; Schlow Library; and the Hub-Robeson Center at the Penn State Campus. I am also a member of the Farmland Preservation Artists. I paint vanishing pastoral, woodland, and farmland scenes.