Wayne Baize, CA
Wayne Baize depicts the contemporary cowboy and gives honor to the cowboy way of life. He received the Western Artist of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists in 2000 and in 2004, he won the American Cowboy Culture Award for Western Art. He was awarded the CA Silver Medal for Drawing in 1997.
In the 2013 CA show, Wayne won the TCAA Award for his piece Managing Men, Land and Cattle.
Being a member of the Cowboy Artists of America has been the highest honor of his professional career. He was elected to membership in 1995 and served as vice president and director prior to becoming president of the organization in 2006–2007.
His work is shown at Midland Gallery in Midland, Texas, and Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Source: Cowboy Artists of America
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Oil | Image Size: 24”h x 40”w; Framed Size: 33 3/8”h x 49 3/8”w
Wayne Baize is well known for paintings that show the everyday work on a modern ranch. Some of that work has remained constant from historic periods to today—cattle must still be rounded up for branding, or moved to seasonal pastures. Baize, who lives with his family on a ranch in far West Texas in the Davis Mountains, knows this life well. His work in the saddle informs his work in the studio.
Here a cowboy on a striking white horse is engaged in moving cattle across a large expanse of pasture. Other cowboys are shown in the background moving another portion of the herd. The work is done under a brilliant Texas sky dotted with white clouds that offer a bit of shade to both the men and the animals. The scene is set in the early afternoon, and Baize has effectively used the sunlight to highlight the white horse. The action of the painting moves from right to left with the viewer’s eye focused on the figure of the cowboy in the right foreground.
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Oil (2009) | Image Size: 24”h x 30”w; Framed Size: 35”h x 41”w
A Dry, Thirsty Land
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Oil Painting (1995) | Image Size: 12”h x 24”w; Framed Size: 23 ¼”h x 35 ¼”w
Sand & Dust on the Old Salt Flats
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Oil | 18” x 24”
Lookin’ for His Mount
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Oil on Linen | 24” x 36”
Good to be Alive
Artist: Wayne Baize, CA (b. 1943)Description: Mixed Media | 9” x 12”
Once again Wayne Baize managed to imbue both energy and a sense of place in a small image. Surrounded by pristine landscape, cowboys and horses lope toward the viewer. The scene is set in the Davis Mountains in far West Texas, home to the Baize family ranch. The joy of living and working in this beautiful environment is clearly communicated in this piece.