There's an explorer etched deep in Wayne Vickers' soul; a pioneering spirit imbued with an unceasing search for beauty and mastery.
There's an explorer etched deep in Wayne Vickers' soul; a pioneering spirit imbued with an unceasing search for beauty and mastery. His art captures this passion. New Zealand is his playground, where soaring scenery mingles with jaw-dropping light and vistas.
As an avid tramper and outdoorsman, Wayne not only captures the beauty of the New Zealand backcountry but the rich, varied moods and nuances. Lean in closer to his work and you can almost smell his deep inhalation of the rain-soaked leaf-litter under the forest canopy. You can nearly feel the salt-laden spray of an imploding wave buffeting his bearded cheek.
As the explorer gives way to the artist, however, Wayne's signature is exposed, one brushstroke at a time. Light tones are applied thick. Darks tones glazed flat. Pigments, painstakingly mixed and blended, become nature itself. Each mark of paint on canvas is not only a relentless pursuit of depth and detail but evidence of the hand creating an ever-evolving surface. The artist's signature reveals with the delivery of every stroke. This is the magic of the process, and of the paintings Wayne loves to create.