Matt Payne New Zealand Artist
Contemporary New Zealand Landscape and Portrait Paintings
Matt Payne grew up, and lives, on the North Shore of Auckland. After leaving school in 1999 he earned a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and represented New Zealand at World Championship level. In 2004 he attended Whitecliffe College of Art and Design and since then has created art on a part-time, and now full-time basis. His work is influenced by his love for NZ beaches, and landscapes in general are a major influence in his work.
Influences: Matt is mainly influenced by the environment around him and uses bright colours as an expression of the unique NZ natural environment.
Education: Diploma of Fine Arts - Whitecliffe College of Art & Design
Awards: Matt received joint top of Year 1 recognition at Whitecliffe College of Art and also a scholarship.
Collections: James Wallace Trust
My artwork is an expression of my love for my home and my life. Whether it is rugged, beautiful New Zealand landscapes or a portrait of someone I know. I am inspired by places I visit and compositions that excite me. All my artworks are in someway a reflection of my personality. Part of this is shown in my use of bold bright colours and partly in the themes of the things I choose to paint. When I am painting whether it is a landscape, portrait or something more abstract, the aim for me is to capture the essence of what it is im painting, It can be an emotion, a feeling or a mood.
I feel that my artworks are my impression of what it is i am painting, almost as if the subject of the artwork has gone through a filter and is translated into the end result.
Crown Range Signed Limited Edition Hand made Screen Print
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East Coast Dawn Signed Limited Edition Hand made Screen Print
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New Zealand Artist and Landscape Painter