I have another wonderful artist to add to the addiction list.  

The works are whimsical yet, sophisticated and reminiscent of a more civilized time.  

I am drawn to the faces in particular…shocking I know. 

Wayne Pate

Brooklyn, New York

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What is your training? 

One’s Self

What inspires you and your designs?

My surroundings, Old World Architecture and Decorative Arts, The Bloomsbury Movement and a man named Henri Matisse

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 What is your favorite piece? 

At the moment it would be “Roomscape No. I” Acrylic on Linen, 54″ x 48″, This piece is unique at the moment as it’s the only framed linen piece I’ve ever composed as an experiment. I only work on paper a so I was very pleased with the results and I will be creating compositions on linen on a regular basis.

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How has the your area influenced your work?

I surround myself with objects that inspire me and my work, you should never have to look too far for inspiration.

What is your favorite restaurant in Brooklyn?

Al di La, a great little Italian spot in my neighborhood here in Brooklyn.

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What is your favorite cocktail?

Champagne by unknown (here in the states) French producers if possible. 

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How do you balance personal life and work?

Integration of the two. I always have a sketchbook with me so I can have those little “stolen moments” where ever I may be.

Dream trip?

Summer in the South Of France

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Dream commission?

Hermes 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

For me, it would be the gift of a drawing, it’s something that lasts longer than a bottle of wine.

Who is your style icon?

Cy Twombly

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

My eight year old daughter Zoe.

 What is your most treasured possession?

My natural talent.

What are you reading?

I’m not a big reader, but the book I keep picking up when I do is, “Chatting With Henri Matisse,  The Lost 1941 Interview

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What are you listening to?

Pablo de Sarasate 

What are your favorite blogs / publications?

The World Of Interiors,

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Cabana Magazine

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A view of my favorites from Wayne’s portfolio

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I think I must have this tote with yet another fabulous face…

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and charming prints available from Wayne’s website

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3 Responses to Artist Spotlight Series: Wayne Pate
  1. Congratulations and LOVE your works! and love and miss Brooklyn

  2. […] Four NYC has collaborated with Brooklyn artist Wayne Pate (featured in my Artist Spotlight Series) to translate his original paintings into a playful and sophisticated collection of fabric and […]


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