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by Mandy Payne

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. I am also fascinated by the capacity of a place to absorb memories and experiences. At the moment I am exploring Park Hill Flats a huge council estate in the heart of Sheffield. It is Britains largest example of Brutalist architecture and has been granted  Grade2* listed status, it is currently undergoing re-furbishment.
I work in paint(mixed media) and print (etchings, collagraphs and lino).



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


2014 (July) - Prizewinner in John Moores Painting Prize

2014 (June) - Runner up in John Ruskin Prize ' Recording Britain Now' (Exhibited painting acquired for Ruskin Collection, Sheffield)

2014 (May) - Selected for Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

2013 - Selected for Threadneedleprize Exhibition For Painting and Sculpture, Mall Galleries, London.

Emerging Artist Award - 2012 – South Yorkshire Open, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley.

Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition, 2013, Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, S80,3LW

Prize Winner John Moores Painting Prize 2014,  Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (4/7/14 - 30/11/14)
Runner Up John Ruskin Prize Exhibition, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (27/6/14 - 12/10/14)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (9/6/14 - 17/8/114)

Review by Axis on John Moores Painting Prize

Review by Norman Ackroyd of his highlights of the Summer Exhibition

Review by Robert Clark Guardian May 03 2014 of First Solo Exhibition