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Artist Statement

My travels, both near and far, often provide inspiration for paintings. I'm intrigued by light, shadows, forms, or colors that create a mood. For example, the Back Alley painting is a simple subject but the light and my reinterpretation of that scene create an interesting composition.  I enjoy Plein Air painting and being outdoors with the subject matter, when weather allows.  I also work from reference photos or sketches in my studio. Buildings, landscapes and people are some of my favorite subjects to paint.





Wayne  Sisel grew up in Nebraska, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Nebraska.  After a career at several architectural firms in Iowa, Minnesota and at the University of Minnesota, he retired in 2003. He has taken painting classes and intensive workshops from nationally recognized artists, including Prof. Malcom Myers at the U of M, Jean Grasdorf, Arne Westerman, Tom Francesconi, Frank Francese, Michael Schlicting,  Robert Burridge, Donna Zagotta, Carla O’Connor, Don Andrews, Sterling Edwards, Greg Lipelt, John Salminen & Alvaro Castagnet  He is a member of Northstar  Watermedia Society, Minnesota Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, Gallery 96 and Minnesota Artists Association.  He has earned signature status with Red River Watercolor Society, Wyoming Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society.

Wayne Sisel

Minnesota Winter - watercolor

Back Alley - watercolor

Slice of Cruise Life - watercolor

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