Portrait of the Artist continued:
Catalyst, making history through the arts
1999, as artist
in resident, Wildcat
completed a painting of a dramatic moment in Kansas nationally
significant labor history for Pittsburg Kansas.
(9ft. x 12ft, oil on canvas) is now on exhibit in their
Public Library, and was sponsored by PAACA, the KAC, Pittsburg
and Girard School districts, & Pittsburg State University
(Wildcat taught an art class there, and PSU provided a
residence for the artist & his wife in the historic Sperry
Nature Retreat ) Solidarity
stands as a visible record of that community s history,
and of their participation in researching & creating that
history as art.
2001, Wildcat was a
Millennium artist, in
for six weeks as artist in
resident, Artist Creates for the Millennium.
He was one of 56 artist who were matched with host
sites for artists chosen as Millennium artists, a grant
sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Alliance, and NEA.
A documentary book is in the works about each of the 56
artist in residencies.
scenes from the civil rights movement, and the Mission to land
a man on the
moon. Quest for
oil on canvas) will be on exhibit at the LBJ Presidential
Library and Museum in Austin Texas, Oct 19-Dec 15
2002, in conjunction with a traveling exhibit of photo
of the civil rights movement
from the Smithsonian Museum.
The painting was on
exhibit at the Lawrence Public Library , fall 2000, for a
visit from the Curator of the LBJ Museum and Library. Wildcat
has been invited to exhibit his art at the United Nations, May
is ready to paint the struggle that made Kansas a Free State,
portraying the Abolitionists and those who rode and served on
Railroad. Wayne hopes that this painting
will allow the
state and the Lawrence community to see many of their heroes
who lived and died so that Kansas and the nation might be free
s public art can be seen at various locations, and Wildcat
Studio is open by appointment.
He exhibits in one man shows, and at conferences and
venues related to themes in his art.
is on exhibit at Central Junior High, 14th &
Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas.
Dream for Harmony
is on exhibit at Harmon High School, Kansas City
is on exhibit at Pittsburg Library, Pittsburg Kansas.
Posters are available of this painting.
Many of his paintings, large and small, are available
for exhibits, conferences, and for private sale or as a
purchased donation to
The artist is available for lectures about his art, and
the process of creating it.
artist paints portraits and commissions, oil on canvas or
linen. He offers
classes and workshops on painting at Wildcat Studio.
He has painted portraits all his life in his epic
history paintings, and private and public portraits in the
last ten years. Public
portraits include an
exhibit in Lawrence City Hall of long time city manager
Watson, and portraits of the founders of the Lawrence Boys and
Girls Club are on exhibit at their center, near 19th &
Haskell & a portrait of former
Governor Joan Finney
artist 1999, residency in Guam 2001
Mid Atlantic Arts Alliance
for Who's Who in America
Governor s Award, Visual Artist, 1998
Award, Lawrence Kansas 1996
Wayne describes events in
Strategy on display at the Lawrence Kansas Arts Center
Pictures At An Exhibition
watch attentively as Wildcat paints.
The past comes alive again
Wayne talks about the miners of Crawford County
Kansas with his epic painting