art is like the irresistible puppy in the store window - animated, bubbly
and charged with energy. It's the work of a painter who experiences life
rather than contemplates it."
"If you like the Impressionists, if you love
the Fauves, then you"re sure to adore WAYNE ENSRUD. He goes after
your senses in a way the painters of those schools did, by showering you
with sensations in an expressive style."
SOZANSKI, ART CRITIC
"Ensrud's style is based in his Expressionistic
color sense. He uses every hue in the box, and he uses them raw, thick
and powerful. He is genuinely enraptured with color, and daubs, smears
and splashes it around with abandon."
of Wayne Ensrud is easily accessible because of his cheerful colors and
joy of life - he achieves a remarkable poetic depth."
"Reflecting his bon vivant temperament, ENSRUD'S
art celebrates the joy of living."
"Beaujolais has the distinction of having inspired
three remarkable artists: Renoir, Utrillo and WAYNE ENSRUD."
"Artist WAYNE ENSRUD is chronicler of the bacchanale."
WINE AND SPIRITS MAGAZINE
"WAYNE ENSRUD is a reincarnated Impressionist
master. His art glows with exuberance. His love of life transcends the
medium. He represents the courage to be a pure artist."
BEN BLANK, ART DIRECTOR OF ABC TELEVISION
"While many painters of his generation have
become bogged down in abstruse aesthetic theorizing that too often results
in boredom, he paints like Picasso with unbashed gusto."
EDWARD SOZANSKI, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"ENSRUD'S painting appears like a bright flash,
a response in an unbridled moment...sometimes light and lyrical, songs
in praise of beauty, and then others violent, impassioned and powerful."
SIGMUND ROTHSCHILD, ART APPRAISER
"ENSRUD'S extraordinary vivacity and exuberance
of colors captures the spirit of Bordeaux and the joy of vanishing moments."
DELMAS, DIRECTOR OF CHATEAU HAUT-BRION
"Good wines are lush, joyous, colorful and
gregarious; they have all the qualities of WAYNE ENSRUD'S paintings: youthfulness,
'joie de vivre' and charm."
DE VILLAINE OF THE DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE-CONTI
"WAYNE ENSRUD captures the beauty of my beloved
PRATS, PROPRIETOR OF CHATEAU COS D"ESTOURNEL
"ENSRUD awakens us to passions and emotions
that remind us of a time of idyllic pleasure and innocence. The boundaries
of painting are no match for his radiant joie de vivre."
JANET HUBBARD-BROWN, NOVELIST
© 2009 Wayne