Wayne Baize

Wayne Baize

Wayne Baize grew up near Abilene, Texas, around working ranches; so he has firsthand knowledge of his favorite subjects to paint – the contemporary cowboy and his livestock. At an early age, Wayne learned the value of a good horse, and he helped break horses as a youth. Later he and his brother, Arlon, raised registered Quarter horses.

Wayne and his wife, Ellen, live in far West Texas on a small ranch out of Fort Davis where they raised four children and run a small herd of registered Hereford cattle.

In 1995, Wayne was invited to become a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. Being a member of the CA is the fulfillment of a dream, but also a challenge to always be improving in his art. Wayne has served as a director in the organization and as vice-president and president.  He is currently serving on the CA Board. He has won a silver medal in drawing and the TCAA Award, Best Portrayal of a Cowboy Subject, at the CA Annual Show. He has won numerous other awards and his art has been featured in major magazines such as Western Horseman, The Cattleman, The American Quarter Horse Journal, The Hereford Journal, and Texas Monthly.