Press Reviews

"Ensrud's 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."
-NEW YORK TIMES


"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."
-EDWARD 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."
-THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"The art of Wayne Ensrud is easily accessible because of his cheerful colors and joy of life - he achieves a remarkable poetic depth."
-LE FIGARO


"Reflecting his bon vivant temperament, ENSRUD'S art celebrates the joy of living."
-ELLE MAGAZINE


"Beaujolais has the distinction of having inspired three remarkable artists: Renoir, Utrillo and WAYNE ENSRUD."
- GEORGES DUBOEUF


"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."
-JEAN 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."
-AUBERT DE VILLAINE OF THE DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE-CONTI 


"WAYNE ENSRUD captures the beauty of my beloved Bordeaux."
-BRUNO 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 Ensrud