Brent Payne is an artist who finds inspiration from his immediate environment. He works mostly from direct observation and focuses on traditional genres such as the still life, landscape, and portraits. He received his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2006, and his MFA at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2008. His work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions throughout the Midwest region, including Here and Beyond: The Ohio Art League 100th Anniversary Exhibition at the Riffe Gallery, and Tapped: An Exhibition of Works by Students and Their Professors (Past or Present) at the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. His work has also been featured in New York at the Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Prince Street Gallery juried by painter William Bailey, and the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bowery Gallery, juried by painter Rackstraw Downes. Most recently Brent has been focusing on a new series of ink wash drawings which were featured at Wright State University’s Drawing From Perception VII in Dayton, Ohio, and the 47th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Brent lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.
In this video, Brent Payne discusses his work and his approach to painting: