There is a vibrant warmth in Michael Wayne’s paintings that is at once invigorating and inviting. With a stroke both fluid and sweeping Wayne draws viewers into his world, building vividly bright forms of imagination and delight that fill his lively surfaces with vitality and spirit. Capturing scenes of serenity and wonder the artist moves freely between subjects, prolifically creating images of still lifes, landscapes, fantastic creatures, and figures tenderly entwined in a sensuous dance of repose. Wayne’s inspired and joyously explosive use of color celebrates the richness of life and love, glowing with the hues and language of dreams. Working mainly in acrylic paints on paper accented with linear elements of watercolor pencil, he also occasionally experiments with mixed media and sculpture in his work.
An Assistant Art Director and Art Restorer with the Marshall Fields Art Gallery in Illinois for ten years, Michael Wayne now works as a professional Art Consultant, in addition to pursuing his own artistic career.