Art honour for Mullaway painter
WAYNE French is taking his launch on to the world art stage all in his stride.
The Mullaway painter, well known locally for his ultra-realistic seascapes, has been invited to join the Wyland Artists Society.
“They have some of the best international marine-related artists in the world so to be one of two Aussie artists included is exciting,” Mr French said.
“It’s great to be inducted into the society, they have a huge impact on ocean-related conservation raising millions of dollars annually in the US through the sale of art and films.”
The society is an alliance of marine life artists, sculptors, painters, photographers and film-makers to foster a continued interest in the ocean arts and marine life issues.
“It’s a buzz to be able to paint our environment but to be able to put back into it just feels right after all, we humans should be the caretakers,” Mr French said.
In his short career so far as a painter, Mr French has earned an impressive reputation.
His acceptance into the society opens doors for exhibiting work in one of Wyland’s 23 galleries in the US.
Mr French has been invited to submit three pieces of work for permanent exhibition with the society and he’s opted for ‘Whale Watching’, ‘Two Worlds’ and ‘Green Reef’.
With plans to produce more work to host a local solo exhibition, Mr French will also continue to raise funds for selected charities.
To view his works, visit www.artbywaynefrench.com.au or drop into his stall at the Harbourside Markets every Sunday.