Steve Payne :
I am a painter . My work is direct , trying to capture a moment . It can be directly from a subject, or from my imagination . I work preparing for those moments of beauty . A plein-air painter having had classical training . My subject matter can be wide and diverse .
!976 University of Arkansas AD in Painting .
1974 – 76 Artist in Residence with Casmir Rutkowski at U/A . Acclaimed American Landscape Painter and teacher Parrish Art Museum NY .
1976 – 78 Cape School of Art with noted colorist Henry Hensche in Provincetown Mass .
1977 – 80 Artist in Residence with Nelson Shanks of the Art Students League .
National and Internationally Juried Art Shows .
2017 ” WIDE OPEN 8″ NYC . Cara Manes assistant curator of painting MOMA Juror .
BWAC Galleries through June 18th .
2016 “Color” at Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Gallery . Nationally juried art show . Juried by Museum of Modern Art Curator , Lilian Tone .
2015 “American landscapes” Las Laguna Art Gallery . Featured artist . Laguna Beach CA.
2014 “Color” at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition gallery. Nationally juried show by Lauren Hinkson curator from the Guggenheim Museum .
Other jurors over the course of my career include , Thomas Armstrong , Director of the Whitney Museum of Art . Sidney Goodmen painter . Art critic Grace Gulick from the New York Times .
2015 Group Show at M.A. Doran Gallery .
2014 Small Works at M.A.Doran Gallery Tulsa .
2013 Realist Landscapes . M.A. Doran Tulsa .
2007 Taos invitational
Permanent Collection ,
U of A Walton art Center Fayetteville , Ar.
Board of Trustees , Arkansas Art Center , Little Rock, Ar .
2000-2004 received 4 National Endowment for the Arts and Arkansas Arts Council grants . Public art works for the City of Hot Springs Ar . .
Public Art :
Mural for the Documentary Film Institute Hot Springs Ar .