Mandy Payne

Sheffield, Yorkshire



M.Payne JM



2013 BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), University of Nottingham
2010 HND Fine Art, Sheffield College
1995 MDentSci University of Leeds
1986 BDS University of Manchester


Awards, Prizes and Achievements

2015 -2 year stone lithography Fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop
2014 – Prize Winner John Moores Painting Prize
2014 – Runner Up in John Ruskin Prize (Painting acquired for Ruskin Collection, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield)
2013 – Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, S80, 3LW
2012 – Emerging Artist Award, South Yorkshire Open, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley


Previous exhibitions

Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
RA Summer Exhibition
‘Overlooked’ – Scotish Queen, Park Hill, Sheffield S2 5QX (Curated by S1 Art Space)
‘Picturing Sheffield ‘– Millennium Gallery, Sheffied
Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop
‘Between Places and Spaces’ – Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington,
National Open Art Exhibition, Somerset House, London
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
John Ruskin Prize Exhibition, ‘Recording Britain Now’, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield and Trinity Buy Wharf, London
Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Threadneedle Prize For Painting and Sculpture, Mall Galleries, London
Wirksworth Festival Artists Trail, Wirksworth,
University of Nottingham Final Degree Show, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
‘You Are Here’ Exhibition, Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop
Derby Open Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby
South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley
Derby Open Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby
South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Barnsley
Derby Open Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Derby Open Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2005,2006,2007,2011 and 2012 – Great Sheffield ArtShow

Artist Statement

My work is largely inspired by landscape, particularly the urban, edgeland areas of Sheffield and the rural backdrop of the Peak District which are close to where I live.  I am particularly drawn to locations that are often overlooked or neglected and I am also fascinated by the capacity of a place to absorb memories and experiences.


For my recent body of work I have been exploring Park Hill, the Grade II* listed Sheffield council estate.  This is one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture and is currently undergoing refurbishment.


My principal painting medium is mixed media, working primarily in acrylics and oils.


The physicality of paint is an important element in my work, as is exploring different media and processes, from staining, pouring and splattering to more layered and impasto processes. Colour and texture are also important to me, I often incorporate different materials into my paint such as sand, cement and marble dust to produce a distinctive surface quality. For my recent work of Park Hill I have largely been using materials integral to the estate itself. I have used concrete mixed into the paint and as substrate to work on directly, using aerosol paints and  collaging with aluminium.


I like to work in situ initially, working from direct observation and drawings and then using photographs to complete the piece, particularly for colour referencing.
A large part of my practice also involves printmaking and I have explored many techniques including; screen print, collagraphs, etching, stone lithography, lino and woodcut in an attempt to interpret the landscape.




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Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

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