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Jo Payne

A self-taught artist, I re-discovered my love of painting after a gap of twenty or more years, when I made a life-changing decision to move to the North Devon Coast of the UK, in 2012.

Overwhelmed by the beauty of my new coastal surroundings, and needing an outlet for both my creative and my emotional energy, I started to explore my own ways to express the essence of this wild and beautiful coastline I had fallen in love with. I began to learn everything I could to help me to make my best art, and before long I was completely hooked! 


After those early years of showing and selling my work locally in galleries and cafes, and taking part in my local art trail, I took the leap in 2017 and gave up my day job to become a full time artist. There are infinite explorations and discoveries in the artistic process and I am still finding new ways to express the beauty of this place, and how very much it means to me. The sea, the sky, all weathers, horizons, tides, colour, light; the constant changes are what I find so inspirational and exciting.

I love what I do, and I love where I live, and the two are inextricably linked.


My work is held in private collections in the USA, Australia, Canada, and across the UK.

Find me on Instagram where I post everything first, including videos of the process and current works in progress. You can also find more of my work on Facebook 

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