Wayne Kivi | Fine Artist


After spending 36 years as an elementary and middle school principal, Wayne and his wife, Joan, moved to Cape Cod in 2003. He has been an award winning bird carver for over 20 years and in 2008, decided to take an acrylic painting class at the CC Art Association in Barnstable to improve the painting of his birds. Much to his surprise, he loved his new found ability to capture various scenes that dominate the landscapes and seascapes of Cape Cod and it has taken over a large part of his interests ever since.

He has taken classes and studied with Sean Cassidy, Karen North Wells, Robert Roarke, Robert Evans, Gary d’Oro, Steve Kennedy and Odin Smith and this past December (2013), he became a juried artist at the CCAA. He enjoys doing familiar scenes on the various shorelines as well as painting some of the interesting historical structures that can be found on the Cape. He has recently been doing various still life compositions and is anxious to see where this new interest takes his art.

Wayne is a member of the CC Art Association, the CC Museum of Art, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the Eastwind Gallery, the Yarmouth Enterprise Committee, the Chatham Creative Art Center and is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University. He teaches a beginner bird carving class at the Nauset Community Education Program where his students carve an Elmer Crowell reproduction decoy and is a regular volunteer at the CCAA.