Welcome to this online gallery exclusively featuring the works of Los Angeles artist, Wayne “West” Weberbauer. His great love of all animals can be seen in his depiction of a variety of wildlife. It is his hope that each painting serves, not only as a reminder of the natural world that surrounds us all, but also of the importance of taking care of it and helping it continue on to the next generation.
Limited Edition Prints
“Endangered Series“ Hand Painted Apparel
Wayne “West” Weberbauer has had an infinity for the nature and animals since he was a child. His life’s passion – and his work – are to remind people to take a breath and observe the natural world, as well as, to protect it. “What we do today, is very important for tomorrow.”
Born in 1951 in Newark, New Jersey, Wayne began drawing and painting before the age of five. Local wildlife in the countryside intrigued him and as a boy he captured many animals to care for at home, such as raccoons, snakes, squirrels and rabbits. While observing these, less than traditional pets, Wayne would draw and create realistic wildlife paintings to his parents and teachers delight. That early talent was recognized and he’s grateful it was fostered by excellent teachers starting in his youth.
Weberbauer attended college at the Newark School of Art in Newark, where he did extensive studies in the field of illustration and oil painting. He soon discovered that his desire to paint wildlife could be the vehicle through which he could preserve endangered species in his timeless oils, that could be enjoyed through multiple generations.