Art is life. It’s good for the soul, brightens up every space and each piece tells a story that cannot be replicated.
The best kind of art (in our unbiased opinion) is art by Gold Coast locals and these days, there’s a lot of it. And it’s good.
For the purpose of this tale, we’re here to discuss the art of photographer Wayne Sorensen who has recently opened a gallery in Miami where you can peruse his breathtaking work and perhaps choose a piece to take and hang in your home.
Wayne has been a Gold Coaster for many years and for the past 30, has run an advertising and design business.
He has travelled the world capturing both landscape and wildlife images, all of which are absolutely magical and have a thrilling story to tell.
From Antarctica to Patagonia, Russia, Italy, Nevada, Central Australia, Malta and much more, the Wayne Sorensen Gallery allows us the chance to travel around the world, all from the comfort of a stunning gallery on Lemana Lane.
Two of Wayne’s images taken during a trip to Antarctica were shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards. Another was a finalist in the International 2020 Bird Photographer of the Year competition and will be a feature in the gallery, showcasing a ‘fluttering explosion’ of pigeons taking flight at the Duomo di Milano cathedral in Milan, Italy.
Within the gallery, there’s a huge selection of framed artwork to purchase, as well as a range of gift ideas including acrylic blocks, greeting cards and calendars to name a few.
Wayne himself obviously has a few tales to tell about how the images came to life and he’s also available for commissioned work and private workshops.
If you’re feeling the need to be transported somewhere exotic and also want to get some beautiful local art in your life, Wayne Sorensen’s gallery is the answer.
What a time to be a Gold Coaster.
LOCATION: 40 Lemana Lane, Miami
HOURS: Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Words by Kirra Smith. Images supplied by Wayne Sorensen.