Art House 1
Address: 16 Harbour Place
Open: 2/3 and 9/10 September
Wayne creates unique landscape paintings of landmarks in and around Portobello combining a bold, graphic screen-print technique with a detailed realism that shows his subject in a vivid, unexpected way.
About Over the years in a variety of exhibitions Wayne has explored and responded to the landscapes of Scotland with detailed realism as well as thick, expressive impasto technique using a palette knife and brush. More recently, using skills learnt doing screen-printing at Dundee doing a Printmaking Degree, he has combined bold graphic elements of a scene with closely observed details of particular objects, buildings or vessels to create vivid pictorial juxtapositions that evokes a sense of place and a new way of seeing it. Closer scrutiny of his work reveals a deeper theme: time and the process of change. Environments are in flux, everything changes. The weather and the water-cycle play its part: it is the great sculptor (and destroyer); the rusting of machinery, the bleaching of wood, the slow erosion of stone and cement are all present in his work. He loves capturing surfaces worn down over time.
Wayne studied for a Bachelor of Design (Illustration & Printmaking) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. He has shown widely throughout Scotland and recent exhibitions include showing at the Eduardo Allesandro Gallery, Broughty Ferry, the Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh, and Coburg House Gallery, Edinburgh.