Wayne McKinzie was born April 17, 1957 in Warrensburg, Missouri. His family moved many times during his youth mostly living in small towns in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Iowa. His artwork is influenced by the rural settings in which he grew up and worked.
The effect of humans on the landscape and the random patterns created by a mixture of agriculture and nature can be seen in his expansive pieces. Using perspectives from ground level to 30,000 feet he provides a unique view of the rural world that is around us.
Wayne received his BA from Buena Vista University in Iowa in 1979. In addition to fine art, he has a background in commercial art and illustration. He has had several one person shows at galleries in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. His paintings have also been represented in group shows and galleries in Colorado and New Mexico. For the past 4 years he has worked primarily as a commission artist, adding to both individual and corporate collections.
After living 27 years in Fort Worth, Texas, Wayne relocated to New Mexico in 2010 and presently lives in Southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley. He is pleased to be back in a landscape that inspires him and is enjoying Colorado’s influence on his work.