A recurring motif in the oil pastel works of Terrence Payne would be the constant juggling of background objects that adds movement to the visuals and mystery to the narrative. Payne’s darks are in contrast to the vivid brights – the pictures really pop. A combination of text (a border of cursive acts as a frame or cuts through the centre), unusual characters (including several chickens) and allegorical suggestions make for a fascinating mix that bears further reflection.
Artist: Terrence Payne
Uncle Willy's Wheel of Fortune
The Tinder Could Be More Tender & the Kindling Kinder