Ben Payne has built a reputation for
creating artwork which is fresh, escapist and above all, uplifting.
Born in Surrey in 1975, he began drawing portraits and painting as a
hobby; by the age of 16 he was selling his work, and he has now
developed into a major British talent. Although he is almost
completely self-taught Ben is able to respond to challenges and
create artwork that is both technically accomplished and highly
accessible. Ben's high-impact land, sky and seascapes are inspired
by the British coastline. He owes an artistic debt to a range of
artists, in particular Turner and Whistler. Their influence can be
seen in the way he captures the appearance of clouds with such
delicacy, while employing a vivid and dramatic palette - a
characteristic which lends his work an ethereal quality.