Duwayne is a contemporary realist artist, specializing in fine art oil paintings and photography. A California native, he majored in Technical Illustration in college, and attributes much of his artistic ability to the early art training he received from his father. In his twenties, he found a love of oil painting, and much of the attention to detail required in his illustration training has been transferred to his paintings. Learning by trial and error, he now paints realistic pictures of the best of America, bringing to life traditional landscapes, stately victorian houses, small-town scenes, historical early California and Texas missions, and classic military art. His paintings capture the essence of realism, while featuring bold and vivid colors, resulting in an "Imagined Realism". Uplifting, colorful and emotional are some of the descriptions of his works.
In addition, he also captures photographic images of many subjects that reflect his vision of the world.
Today, he lives in Santa Clarita, CA, and is a member and past-president of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association, as well as a life member of the Santa Paula Society of the Arts. His works are in several private collections.
In addition to being an accomplished oil painter, Duwayne has recently completed a 40 year career as a US Army pilot, flying UH-1 Huey and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters with two combat tours to Iraq and Kuwait. He also served with the elite 75th Airborne Rangers, and has published several books about his military experiences, as well as other subjects.