Wayne Baize depicts the contemporary cowboy and gives honor to the cowboy way of life. He received the Western Artist of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists in 2000 and in 2004 he won the American Cowboy Culture Award for Western Art. He was awarded the CA Silver Medal for Drawing in 1997.
Being a member of the CAA has been the highest honor of his professional career. He was elected to membership in 1995 and served as vice president and director prior to becoming president of the organization in 2006–2007.
His work is shown at Midland Gallery in Midland, Texas, and Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Wayne and his wife, Ellen, live on their small ranch outside of Fort Davis, Texas, and raise registered Hereford cattle.