Wayne started painting very young, won his first competition at the Scott county fair at the age of Twelve (1969), with a portrait of Jesus. Considering himself mostly self-taught but he has taken a variety instructional art workshop.
His accomplishments include winning many Grand Champion, First Place and People's Choice Awards.
Wayne's first studio was in Waldron, Indiana during the mid-80's to the late 90's, where he painted and gave painting workshops. Mediums Oil, Acrylic & Pastel Style; loose, impressionist to realism. Today Wayne give workshops, Drawing Pastels and oil painting.
Memberships include several Indiana galleries. 1990 Associate member Brown County Art Gallery Association. Brown County Art Guild and Indiana Heritage Arts
Service as president of Shelbyville, Indiana SAGA Art Gallery in the early 90's.
Current memberships; IPAPA of Indiana \Brown County Art Gallery Association, Nashville In. Brown County Art Gallery. Indiana Heritage Arts. Hoosier Salon Indianapolis In. Art Guild of Hope, Hope In. Founding member SAGA Shelby Art Guild Association. SAC Shelby county Arts Counsel. The Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County. ACCDC Art on the square. Greensburg In.
Wayne became known for painting pastel portraits in early 1990's. He commissioned portraits from patrons who visited the Abe Martin Lodge in The Brown County State Park, where he set up 2 to 3 days weekly to demonstrate his art. Later he opened a small business in Shelbyville Indiana, (known as The Cabinet Barn 2). Where 100 or more of paintings are currently displayed.
Wayne has spent hundreds of hours on a single painting in his studio but fast loose plein air is his passion. Painting is his way of relaxation and he claims painting gives him a sense of purpose. Oil, Acrylic or Pastel paintings created and maintained properly can last hundreds if not thousands of years.
I would like to think that my paintings will be enjoyed for many generations. Thank you for supporting my work.
Wayne E. Campbell
Make it a great day!