NZ Art Show Online

Michael Payne


-In 2009 Michael completed his studies at Massey University, Wellington. He received a degree in Graphic Design, majoring in illustration. In the following years, he has completed commissioned work in both analogue and digital mediums. He found he had an affinity for graphite and charcoal, from portraits to large scale landscapes. Being able to achieve a likeness via a hands-on medium was very engaging for him. Michael's work is heavily influenced by the old masters and the renaissance period. In particular the use of strong light, and how it would illuminate form, all very evident in his work. The landscape works he creates are more of a commentary of the beautiful and ever-changing world we live in. He captures moments that in reality wont ever be the same again, and he believes that alone is bigger than art.

*available for commissions
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