Originally from Ohio, with a stop in Northern Kentucky throughout my working career in commercial printing. Relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina ten years ago embarking on a new adventure. The mountains and wildlife of the Smoky Mountain region allow a never-ending inspiration to showcase my talent through visual art.
I have always had a passion for creating art, and have worked extensively with graphite, pastel, and oil mediums, settling with oil painting due to the ease of working at a slower pace and being able to make changes if needed.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to provide my pieces locally as well as internationally through the use of social media, as well as my art site Artfinder, www.artfinder.com/artist/thomas-payne