"I create simple, quiet compositions that
visually communicate emotion within narrative realism: intimate
scenes of family gatherings, unusual renderings of ordinary
objects, subtle glimpses of everyday life. These images
collectively reflect stillness, solitude, and mystery with an
element of comfort and familiarity.
In my work I balance traditional principles of painting and
contemporary design. Having been influenced by a variety of
artistic genres and periods—17th Century Dutch genre paintings,
19th and 20th century American Realism—the works of John Singer
Sargent and Andrew Wyeth, and modern documentary photographers
such as Evan Walker and Sally Mann are examples of artists that
inform my work.
Bringing together traditional and contemporary design practices,
my goal is to create works of art that retain a timeless quality
while incorporating contemporary subject matter." -- Wayne