Joe Wayne was born in Whitefish Montana and now resides in Livingston.  Several years ago, Wayne came to the Bozeman–Livingston area where he began working in local bronze foundries and studying art.  Out of college Wayne went directly into production as a welder, metalworker, and patina artist.  

Preferring to work from nature, whether it’s a model, still life, or landscape and to capture the individual personality of the subject is of most importance.  

"The excitement of aesthetic and impressionistic expression carries over to the studio and what fuels my desire to paint and sculpt is the continuing inspiration from masters who have accomplished the traditions of art."