Wayne J. Chunat is a retired parks and recreational professional and a graduate of Kent State University, earning a BA in Biology and Zoology, who is now pursuing his interests in wildlife art.
Wayne’s earliest desire was to become a biological illustrator. However, he was unable to obtain a formal degree in art. After graduating from college, he became an interpretive Naturalist with the Cleveland Ohio Metro Parks, the beginning of a career in park services that would be his profession for the next thirty years.
Never forgetting his dream of becoming an artist, Wayne continued to paint on his own while following his career into park administration. Aside from a few college-level art classes and some select workshops, Wayne is a self-taught artist. After concentrating in transparent watercolor, the ensuing years led him to acrylics, oils. intaglio and now sculpture. Subjects include all species of flora, fauna, landscapes and occasionally historic structures.