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 .