Dick Wayne grew up in New York City. His father designed movie posters for many of the Broadway movie theaters. Dick inherited the art gene but his parents insisted that he get a real job. He is a graduate of New York University with a degree in marketing. He entered the advertising field as a copywriter writing material for companies like Exxon and Corning Glass. In time he formed his own ad agency and continued it for over 20 years.
He continued to draw and paint whenever he had the chance and in 1987 moved to Raleigh, NC with his family. Soon he decided to downsize his business and concentrate on painting.
He studied under many nationally known artists such as Skip Lawrence, Carl Dalio, Zoltan Szabo, Gerald Brommer, Carole Barnes, and Tony van Hasselt.
Dick is a member of the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh as well as the North Carolina Watercolor Society of which he is a Signature Member.
North Carolina Watercolor Society:
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Arches Paper Award,
2004, 2005, 2008 Purchase Award
Raleigh Fine Arts Exhibit
2001, 2002 Honorable Mention
Cary Fine Arts League
Visual Art Exchange
2002 Honorable Mention
2005 Annual New Show
2007 “Glorious Food:
Nicole’s Art Gallery
2005 People’s Choice