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Address: 30 King Edward Parade Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 445 6665 Mob: 021577078

Matt Payne New Zealand Artist
Contemporary New Zealand Landscape and Portrait Paintings

Artists Biography:
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

Artists Statement:   
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. See Matt's last exhibition here

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Crown Range Limited Edition Hand made Screen Print
Size: 50cm by 30cm Price $NZ500 Framed $700 Enquire Now
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Tawharanui Waves Limited Edition Hand made Screen Print
Size: 76cm by 47cm Price $NZ800 Enquire Now
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East Coast Dawn Limited Edition Hand made Screen Print
Size: 54cm by 45cm Price $NZ650 Enquire Now

Matt Payne
New Zealand Artist and Landscape Painter

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