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.

Band promo
Figure study
Ad for bank
Ad for bank

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

Dance Studio Promo
Dance Studio Promo
mirror image
Campaign for Family & Children's Services

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.


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