About Acrewood Art
…drawing hope for God's kids!

Acrewood Art is the result of Wayne's life-long dream of someday taking an art class… for fun.

After he retired in 2002, he took a pen and ink drawing class. In 2004, it became apparent that people were interested in buying his work, and Acrewood Art was born. (See the Story page to read the story behind our name.) Wayne has taken classes from Lynda O’Neall, Claudia Nice, and Eileen Sorg.

Wayne and his wife, Kathy, are both retired teachers with a heart for helping children in need.

Wayne is the artist; he does all the drawing. When their two daughters, Tami and Debbi, began trying to persuade him to make his art available to the public, Wayne agreed on one condition... that all profits would be used to benefit children.

The profit from all Acrewood Art sales goes to outreach for children.

Wayne and Kathy were already sponsoring a child in Tanzania through Compassion International, so they chose that organization as their primary charity for ongoing child sponsorships; they currently sponsor seven children. Additional proceeds are donated to other children's charities locally, nationally and internationally.

Wayne's medium of choice is pen and ink.

He strives for realistic images with accurate detail. Each drawing takes 20-25 hours to complete, so he usually photographs his subjects so he can refer to them while drawing the details. His signature touch is just a bit of color with watercolor, ink, and/or colored pencil on the black and white drawing.

Wayne works from his studio at home in Albany, Oregon.

Wayne and Kathy met in Corvallis at Oregon State University. After graduating with their degrees in education, they slid over the Oregon border into California to find the teaching jobs they were looking for. After spending 45 years in Crescent City, CA, they have returned to the Willamette Valley where they had always expected to live.

Wayne does all his own printing, matting, and framing.

He uses an Epson Stylus Pro 3800 fine art printer with Ultra Chrome K3 Epson ink. Limited edition prints are on Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper. This combination provides archival quality gicleé prints guaranteed to keep their original beauty well over 100 years. Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte is used for all un-numbered prints.

There is no public Acrewood Art gallery.

You will find Wayne's art on the walls of collectors and at locations listed on the Now Showing page. His drawings can also be found in a white 10'x10' canopy tent at art shows and festivals. Be sure to join our mailing list and Like us on Facebook to receive information on dates and locations.

As a Christian, Wayne recognizes that his art ability is a gift from God.

He gives tribute in return by including a scripture verse on each of his drawings. The business tagline is "…drawing hope for God’s kids!"

All Acrewood Art cards and pictures have scripture verses printed on the back.

Kathy chooses a verse appropriate for each one based on the picture itself or on the person or event it was drawn for. The verse chosen for each drawing can be seen under the enlargement of the picture on its individual page. (See below for Bible translations used.)

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Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publications, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked NRSV are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked RSV are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.