Anthony Wayne Branch was born and raised in rural Barbados in St. Elizabeth Village nestled in the parish of St. Joseph. The early influence of his uncle Keith Blackett, an artist in his own right, fuelled Wayne’s passion for fine arts.
Wayne received his very basic training in Art during his secondary school years at the then West St. Joseph Secondary School. There he acquired his Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate in Art. He subsequently won several national awards including 1st prizes in the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts. He remains the youngest recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Art Collection Foundation.
His career is checkered with awards and prizes for his beautiful paintings many of which can be found in collections both private and public. A few other notable inclusions are the Barbados Museum, the Barbados Gallery of Art collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts museum.
Wayne is currently a tutor at the Barbados Community College where he shares his wealth of knowledge and passion for fine arts. He has held many classes in painting, drawing and plein-air painting and is much sought after to conduct workshops and courses.
He continues to successfully create captivating works of art which highlight the overall effect of natural light and shade while expressing the reflective moods, emotion, life and customs of his subjects.