"Wayne--Thanks for an awesome job. The painting is unbelievable and I will enjoy it for the rest of my life. Your friend, Shannon."

Shannon Reilly, Principal, Keewaydin Real Estate Group

"Wayne uses an intuitive aesthetic sensitivity to color and nature and an expert knowledge of the raw ingredients and tools of his craft to create environments that possess an incredibly integrated, harmonious quality. He uses the best quality materials--translated into design elements, textures, colors--wisely and in the proper proportions. He takes into consideration the inherent character of the space, working with that to maximize its potential, rather than over power it. No clever tricks--his work just speaks for itself... It meshes nicely with our philosophy on food."

Lucia Watson, proprietor of Lucia's Restaurant, Lucia's Wine Bar and Lucia's Take-Out,
author, celebrity chef and 2004 James Beard Award nominee

"Wayne, your artistic hand is everywhere in [Café Lurçat]!"

JoAnne Liebeler, television personality and host of "Home Savvy," "Hometime," "Room For Change" and "Passport To Design." Her programs have been seen on public television (PBS), the Home & Garden Network (HGTV), The Learning Channel (TLC), The Discovery Home & Leisure Channel and The Travel Channel

"Fabulous... just fabulous!"

Sue Zelickson

"New and old together... there's a great synergy between those two things."

William Beson, ASID, CID, President and Founder of William Beson Interior Design (referring to the design and style of Café Lurçat)

On the success of the completed Café Lurçat, Loring Park, Minneapolis (from the Travel Channel aired, nationally-syndicated design show, "Passport To Design" by 2X4 productions):
"I'm feeling pretty good right now... based on what I've seen and the feedback I'm getting from my design partners [artist Wayne Grimsrud and architect Michelle Piontek], I think we've hit the mark on capturing the New York/London/Paris theme"

Richard D'Amico, President and CEO, D'Amico & Partners