Richard Payne is a provocateur for uplifting art with intellect, emotion and aesthetic order.
Drawing on classical training, sacred geometry and a modernist vocabulary Payne’s art offers the viewer an optimistic view of culture, spirit and universal beauty, telling truths that need telling.
Using energy, colour, movement and his gift for narrative Payne sheds fresh light on mythology, revitalising it for our modern times. This advice from our ancient selves helps us understand ourselves and our place in the cosmos and may even save us from ourselves.
Gods created the cosmos and throughout the inhabited world, in all times, in all cultures the myths of humankind have flourished… and they still offer us inspiration, hope and guidance… if we will only listen.
Dance of the Wild Women - The Maenad