Wayne Coleman is pictured holding his winning painting from the 2021 Art Competition Exhibition (ACE) that sold to a happy buyer from South London this weekend.
The painting came in at third place in the 2021 ACE is of Mansfield Park in Catford, south London says Wayne. “It’s a real place- you can go there and see it.”
He’s currently working on another landscape of the park and also a cityscape. The paints were provided by a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund that was run by artist and art group mentor Geraldine Crimmins, who was also a past photographer and MyLondon calendar vendor.
After doing a Foundation Course in Art & Design and then a degree in Theatre Design at Croydon College, Wayne worked for several years as a tiler and also in sales. He became homeless three years ago after not being able to pay rent on a flat. Based in south London in a hostel run by SHP he hopes to one day move out of the hostel to something more permanent.
His art is mainly focused on portraiture – in fact a stunning picture of Bob Marley got into 2019's Art Competition Exhibition too.
You can see more of Wayne’s work here:
Wayne can also be found on Saatchi online and Art-3000