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Terrence Payne  Minneapolis, MN

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About Terrence

Terrence Payne’s oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, refined organic forms, along with delicate and bold lines to suggest movement and evolution in his subject’s character. The earnest beauty ensuing from the clumsy actions of his subjects as they stumble through life in pursuit of their ideal existence inspires him. Whether or not they ever reach their prescribed potential is irrelevant to Terrence, it is the fleeting and universal experiences that happen along the way, which truly define their humanity. Terrence has lived and worked in the Minneapolis area since the mid 1990’s, building a body of unique and thought provoking work while exhibiting at museum, galleries and universities throughout the united states. His work can be found in private, corporate and collegiate collections throughout the world.

In 2002 Terrence founded an artist collective called Rosalux Gallery to give local emerging and mid career artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in an environment that would bring them high visibility while nurturing their artistic callings without the limitations imposed by many commercial galleries. Serving as gallery director since its inception, he has helped over 60 area artists further their art careers through their involvement with Rosalux.

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"saw this exhibit at the MIA, really impressive work"

"Interesting that these paintings have brought about soooooo many impressions and expressions! Thank you."

"I see it too Marianne. I'm guessing the message is she looks fine in the dress but she feels like a fat cow; bad body image type of thing."


"i get it Marianne."

"it's a beautiful piece of art work."

"It looks like it says "MOO COW". Does anyone 'get it'?"

"i love the flow and feeling in these paintings. One thing that troubles me is the proportions of the hands and arms in the 2nd painting. The hands are almost bigger then the girls face with the thumb being way to big for the hand, and then the upper arm is massivley larger then the biceps."

"gorgeous depression,lovely lady that dress does not make you look fat..."

"nice flow, and the colors are so well balanced."

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