Wayne Baize (b. 1943), Cowboys, 1970, pencil on paper, sight: 11.5 x 16", frame: 19.25 x 23.25"
Based in the heart of the Texas ranch country, Wayne Baize paints a way of life influenced by generations of family ancestors that have lived and worked close to the land. His oil paintings portray the everyday routine of the working cowboy, both past and present.
Elected to the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization in 1995, Baize was the recipient of the Silver Medal for Drawing at the 1997 exhibition. An exhibitor at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale held at the Gene Autry Museum, he has had feature articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Equine Images and Quarter Horse Journal. Wayne and his wife Ellen live with their four children on a ranch near Ft. Davis, Texas. Wayne Baizes work was selected for the 2002 Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage show.