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John Taylor Wagner

John Taylor Wagner is an American painter born in 1985. Originally from Winter Park, Florida, he currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. Wagner is primarily a self-taught artist, though studied classical realism. His passion is capturing and celebrating people in idyllic moments of presence and stillness, and exploring the intersection of nature and culture. The subjects of his work are sometimes strangers, often friends and family with whom he has connected deeply in his life, which inspires these moments. Wagner's paintings invite tender pause, reflection, curiosity, and playful mystery. In these times that can often feel grim, each painting is an invitation to step into the inherent familiarity of the human experience, to steep in the fleeting moments in time, and the freedom that lies between. 

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