"My inspiration over the last two years has come from forests on private properties, principally at Eden Creek west of Kyogle and at Ilkley in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
"I guess I would call myself a nemophilist – someone who is a haunter of woods, who loves the beauty and solitude of the forest.
"I am fascinated by the light, the intertwining of shapes and colours. I don't attempt to copy nature, instead, I represent an idea of the life of the place I'm depicting.
"Many of the prints in this exhibition explore my fascination with the rainforest – it appears to be a stable enduring ecosystem, but that's because of our relatively short human lifespan," he said.
Mr Singleton produces original prints rather than commercially produced Fine Art (Giclee) prints. Each is hand-produced from a block (printing plate) cut from his own drawing.
"An original print is an identifiable original as there are subtle variations between each print in the edition – a bit like brothers and sisters," he said.
Award-winning Queensland framer and The Art of Framing's owner Julie Higham said Mr Singleton's work is becoming highly collectable.
"I've been framing Wayne's Lino prints for 33 years, and in that time, I have seen his skills and daring as a printmaker develop so he has become one of the finest lino print artists in the country," Ms Higham said.
"I handle a lot of very high-quality artwork in my workshop, yet Wayne's prints always stand out for their unique skill and detailed designs.
"His complex, time-consuming block cutting and mark making reminds me more and more of the magnificent Japanese woodblock artists Hokusai and Hiroshige, and I am sure his trip to Kyoto Japan a few years ago to visit and study with a Mokuhanga artist friend has had a deep impact upon his own practice."
"Sitting Quietly Cutting" will feature 35 artworks on the walls at Petrie Terrace Gallery with 68 unframed works also available. Works were hand-printed either at Impress Printmakers Studio or with celebrated Aboriginal printmaker Dr David Jones at Corvine Printmaking Studio.