mark payne

My creative journey has offered me experiences as diverse as - Artist in residence at The Duchy of Cornwall’s Abbey, Tresco, Isles of Scilly - to exhibitions in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In between, I have had successful solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and regional Victoria and met some pretty wonderful people who collect my art.

New Found Lands

How it Happens

I work exclusively from the unconscious, a painting image will arrive in my mind’s inbox, which I quickly scribble into a tiny thumbnail. I stick this little fragment to the corner of a large blank canvas and start painting. I rarely draft, so as not to impede my painting flow. It remains a mystery to me why the recurring elements I feel compelled to paint are sky, clouds, light, air and the ‘impossible’ These elements imbue a dreamlike quality to my work.

Dream Catcher