Wayne Henley is a UK based artist who specialises in highly detailed pencil drawings.
In 2015, after finding himself at a loose end in an art shop with the desire to commemorate the birth of his first grandchild, Wayne rediscovered his talent for hyper-realistic drawings. After this initial drawing of his grandson, he quickly received interest from friends and family for their own personal drawings.
Since then, Wayne has cultivated a social media following of over 2,000 people and his work has been gained the interest of the local press where he lives. He has completed art for clients across the globe, with commissions from the USA and his prints being picked up as far as Holland and Australia.
In 2018, he was contacted to create a piece commemorating the 50th anniversary of the classic film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. David Walliams, who is currently stars on Britain’s Got Talent, and actor Dick Van Dyke picked up a copy of the commemorative artwork.
Wayne has had a lifelong interest in sports, particularly football and Formula 1, which quickly became the main inspiration for his work.
He prides himself on being a perfectionist and it takes Wayne, on average, around 130 hours to complete one of his intricate drawings. More complex pieces can take him up to 200 hours.