Narrative portraiture: Meet self-taught artist, Wayne Wolfson

Wayne Wolfson is a completely self-taught artist. His main mediums are watercolor on paper & graphite. His works have been seen in shows & and private collections worldwide. Wayne cites music as his key influence.

“M” 7×10 Watercolor & Cotton Paper

Regardless of subject matter, emotion is the most vital component for each piece. That the viewer walking away having felt something always being the ultimate goal.

“Larry Poons” 5.5 x 8.5 Watercolor & Paper

When painting people, he has a style which he refers to as narrative portraiture, which he explains as:

“A non-programmatic piece where there is no concrete story occurring yet the viewer feels as if witnessing part of a story or a small, self contained one.”

There is a preference for density in his compositions. Utilizing watercolors allows for this but with a delicacy too, which is inherent for the medium.

“Green Pillow” 5.5 x 8.5 Watercolor & Paper

“Girl from SOCAL” 9 x 12 Watercolor & Cotton Paper

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