Wayne at 23
Wayne at 23, after a hard day in the stu­dio

I start­ed paint­ing back in the 1960s, but real­ly start­ed tak­ing it seri­ous­ly in Art Class­es at good old Elmhurst Col­lege.
That was the first time some­one (my paint­ing prof) asked me, “Can’t you see the colours in the shad­ows?”

Given the amount of recreational substances he and the rest of us were taking back then, I guessed he was tripping.

Then, I began to see it.


Some years passed as I focussed on pho­tog­ra­phy, open­ing a stu­dio in a sub­urb of Chicago, and focussing on mod­el pho­tos, fig­ure stud­ies, and ad work.

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Band pro­mo
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Fig­ure study
Ad for bank
Ad for bank

After moving to Canada in ’75, I of course opened a studio, and kept doing photos.

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Dance Studio Promo
Dance Stu­dio Pro­mo
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Cam­paign for Fam­i­ly & Children’s Ser­vices
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Time has passed, and that question about colour in the shadows finally made sense in the early “aughts.” It’s become my painting focus since then.

And as always, I’m tak­ing pho­tos and mak­ing paint­ings.

 

paintings
Me, and a wall of paint­ings

On this site, you’ll find pho­tos of our trav­els, fig­ure stud­ies, and por­traits, as well as my paint­ings. Please, enjoy.

Me and my camera
Me and my cam­era