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       Russ Wagner has been painting for over 15 years and resides in Pt. Richmond California.  Known for his bright, fauve-influenced use of color, Wagner paints the "unseen" colors he perceives in both interior and outdoor scenes. His unique brushstroke and warm color palette evokes a sense of motion and passion.  Wagner's oil paintings, inspired by years of studying the Masters including Hopper and van Gogh, capture the vitality of life.

       His current exhibits focus on San Francisco cityscapes and historic streetcars.  "I am inspired by movement, strong color and candid interactions between people and their environment. Capturing that one small moment in time that holds so much emotion," says Wagner. Wagner's sense of craft can be seen in his exacting choice of canvas and high-quality paints. His work is divided between commissioned pieces, for which he works with his clients to develop the subject and theme, as well as a variety of outdoor and candid scenes.

       Wagner received a bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University in 1987. After a successful career in financial sales, Wagner chose to devote his time to his true passion of painting life in motion. 

1987 BS Finance, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1984 AS Science, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2006 University California Berkeley Extension
2003-2005 Larry Robinson Oakdale Painting Studio, San Francisco, CA

ICONIC SCAPES, JCO'S Place | Fine Art, Los Gatos CA
Russ Wagner, Tiburon Town Hall, Tiburon CA

Russ Wagner, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco CA

2015 - 2010
Red Umbrellas, San Francisco CA

Mill Valley Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
Russ Wagner, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco CA
Red Umbrellas, San Francisco CA

Pacific Fine Arts Festival, Bay Area CA
Mill Valley Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
Tempe Arts Festival, Tempe AZ
Marin Lagoon Arts Festival, San Rafael CA

Santa Monica Arts Festival, Santa Monica CA
Mill Valley Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
Marin Lagoon Arts Festival, San Rafael CA

Group Exhibition, Arithika Gallery, Palo Alto CA
Art in the Pearl, OR
Tempe Arts Festival, Tempe AZ
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, Bay Area CA
Mill Valley Arts Festival, Mill Valley CA
Marin Open Studios, Marin CA
Scottsdale Museum Show, Scottsdale AZ
Best of the Northwest, Seattle WA

Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, Bay Area CA