He cites music as his biggest source of inspiration. With all his work, there is a dense, rhythmic approach. Like his taste in music, there is a diversity. He enjoys painting, portraits to cityscapes to erotica.
His list of painterly influences is disperate and includes Matisse, Soutine, Lucien Freud and Maurice Utrillo.
Completely self taught, Wayne mainly utilizes watercolor paint on both French Cotton paper and regular watercolor paper.
He feels that watercolors allow for an intricacy, especially in portraiture, without loss of delicacy.
Above all else, regardless of the subject matter the most important aspect of his work which is always striven for is an emotional resonance for the viewer.
My portrait of Darnell Little was used as the cover for his ep "The Darnell Little Tape 2"
2019 My art was used for the credits and to start & end each segment for the upcoming movie “4 Stories & A Funeral” directed by Kris Correya.
2018/19 My first portrait of composer/musician Roscoe Mitchell was used for the official tee shirts for the world wide tour marking the 50th Anniversary of The Art Ensemble of Chicago.
July 2020 My collage "Dorothy Dreams of a Gone America" appeared in Another Chicago Magazine accompanying the piece