Dale Wayne

Orlando, Florida

 

"The alcohol inks that I use for my art demand room, and will not tolerate much control, which can be challenging but is always invigorating.  As I layer colors, senses of places both familiar and new, emerge into pathways that turn into landscapes. A run-away drop becomes a rooftop. I slide the side of my brush and a stone fence appears. A repeated stroke might evoke a stand of trees or a field of hay.I become lost in worlds within worlds as the painting changes, until the colors tell me it is time to stop and the finished piece holds within it a place for the viewer to go.”


Dale Wayne grew up in a military family and lived in a variety of locations, with a particular affinity for her time in France. The landscapes she creates in alcohol inks bring her back to early memories of gathering lavender in the fields with her family. Dale used to work as an art teacher, but could no longer work after developing a disability due in part to  a work accident and leaving her with severe joint problems, chronic pain, and debilitating fatigue. Despite multiple corrective surgeries, Dale Wayne has lost much of her mobility due to intense chronic pain and now utilizes her art as a form of travel. She engages in art making as a way of reconnecting with memories and traveling through her imagination, letting herself get lost in the process.    



“I feel a contentment from the sense of losing myself. I am very self-conscious, always worrying about what people think. When I create, I am lifted out of that and have a sense of just being, being my best self. It can be intense, like running a race, but at the end there is a restful satisfaction. With the inks I feel like I am traveling, taking side roads, getting stuck in the mud, coming upon a sunlit glade. When I finish it is as though I arrive at a place I have already been.”


Dale feels that art gives her life. She describes:  “Whatever time is invested, comes back in renewed life. Sometimes I am desperately depressed and I make myself watch colors move on the tile. It lifts me. I am grateful for my studio space where I can create regardless of my mobility.


Dale finds inspiration in Daniel Hillel’s words: “‘I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile I keep dancing.’  Art helps me keep dancing.”

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Prints by Dale Wayne

After the Gleaners
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Auvers in Autumn
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Auvers in Spring
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Auvers in Spring II
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Auvers Vineyard
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Candy Mountains
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

End of the Storm
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Gemstone Strata
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

History of the Earth
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Late Summer Vineyard
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Linden Mist
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Lullaby and Goodnight
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

River of Life in Red
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Roadside Lavender
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Seaside Horizon at Dawn
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Seaside Horizon at Midday
Dale Wayne

From $ 75.00

Originals by Dale Wayne

After the Gleaners
Dale Wayne

$ 500.00

Auvers in Autumn
Dale Wayne

$ 600.00

Auvers in Spring II
Dale Wayne

$ 400.00

Candy Mountains
Dale Wayne

$ 400.00

Gemstone Strata
Dale Wayne

$ 400.00

Late Summer Vineyard
Dale Wayne

$ 750.00

Linden Mist
Dale Wayne

$ 400.00

Lullaby and Goodnight
Dale Wayne

$ 400.00

River of Life in Red
Dale Wayne

$ 750.00

Seaside Horizon at Dawn
Dale Wayne

$ 750.00

Seaside Horizon at Midday
Dale Wayne

$ 600.00

Products by Dale Wayne

Seaside Horizon at Dawn Tote Bag
Dale Wayne

$ 35.00

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