ARTISTS / Gustavius Payne

Gustavius Payne is a Welsh figurative artist.

He has exhibited regularly since 1994. He has collaborated with various poets and musicians including an Arts Council of Wales funded collaborative touring exhibition, with poet and author Mike Jenkins.

He has work in a number of collections including the University of South Wales, Museum of Modern Art Wales and the Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society.

Elected to the Welsh Group in 2013, his figurative paintings use nature, animals, birds and trees, alongside hoodies, mobile phones, religious iconography and other human constructs.

His diverse imagery draws from mythology and folk-lore alongside ecological and political concerns, drawing the viewer into a fascinating reflective world, set in the post-industrial Welsh Valleys