Emmy-award winning artist, Wayne White, may not be a household name, but his remarkable talent has been seen by millions around the world. One of his most notable contributions to the world of art was designing the set for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, a hit television sitcom of the late 1980’s. Some of his most recent works of art involve humor, vibrant colors, interesting landscapes and something that even a toddler can relate to—the alphabet. By combining all four of these elements, he captures a bit of drama with the sharp edges that one might see in an M. C. Escher painting. The landscapes are reminiscent of a Thomas Kincaid postcard and the phrases he uses in some of his pieces range from whimsical to outright hilarious which allows his art to be appreciated by many including myself.
Words by James Yocom