Again, like other artists i admire, there doesn't seem to be much connection between a painter known mostly for his colourful, calm dessert paintings and my abstract work but there is. Wayne manages to successfully capture his subject at a moment in time and freeze it there forever. There is an hallucinatory aura that permeates his pictures of pies, cakes and candies. His subject matter is colour and light and their conjunction on the canvas producing an ethereal sense of mystery. The thing that appeals to me most is that he retains the strong impasto brush strokes in his work whereas Andy Warhol and others of the 'Pop' retinue flattened the surface into the appearance of illustration or mass produced media. Wayne's paintings declare their "handmade" status unabashedly and i like this human quality in his work.
I have no doubt that Wayne Thiebaud's work has influenced many other important artists in very significant ways not yet written about. He is only now in recent times getting the acclaim his work should have received a long time ago but this seems to be the pattern for many artists left out of the 'politically correct' art mainstream.
Check out his work as there are many images of his paintings online. I've included 2 video's here which i found interesting and i hope you do too.