Welcome to Daggi Wallace!!
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She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the Southwest, Daggi Wallace is a pastel painter born in 1962, in Berlin, Germany, currently living in Dallas, Texas. Primarily self-taught, she had her first painting lesson at age five and continues her studies through workshops and classes by nationally known artists as well as many museum visits during her frequent travels to Europe.
The artist’s work is in numerous American and European collections including those of Grammy award winning blues musician Buddy Guy and the permanent collection of the Wichita Center for the Arts, in Wichita, Kansas. She also has a long list of portrait commission clients.
Her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions including the International Association of Pastel Societies, The Pastel Society of America and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club in NYC, as well as in many other venues throughout the U.S. and Germany. 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 2011 she was juried into the Pastel International Exhibition by Art du Pastel en France in Giverny, France.
Awards have included Best of Show, Awards of Excellence and Purchase Awards in regional and national juried exhibitions.
The artist's paintings have been featured in print many times, such as the International Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, books such as Best of America Pastel Artists by Kennedy Publishing, a surf art book in the U.S. and surf magazines in Germany and France, a children's book by Pelican Publishing, Pockets children magazine and American Airlines First Class Menus. The Dallas Morning News has published three feature articles on her work, as have several German newspapers.
Focusing on the human face and figure, the artist "captures the soul of her subjects and the essence of the moment in her masterful pastels." (Informed Collector online magazine, June 2010).
Roberta Carasso of ArtScene Magazine said: "Wallace creates in luscious painted pastels, forming sensuously realistic individual portraits."
In 2010 Wallace started a non-profit project called "Moni's Kids", painting portraits of children in need and using the proceeds to deliver aid to the children portrayed. The first series of Haitian children was exhibited in Miami in November 2010.