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Welcome to the studio of Minnie&Lou and Jacinta Payne Art!

 Celebrating inspiration and joyous colour! 

 Fresh and modern original art and prints, as well as greeting cards and gift tags,
 all made in Melbourne Australia.

Environmentally friendly practices are of utmost importance to us.  
Our fine art prints are produced on high quality acid-free watercolour paper, made from post-consumer cotton-rag.  
Archival pigment inks are used for colour-faithful longevity.  
Greeting cards and gift tags printed on 100% recycled card stock. 

All our packaging is either made from recycled materials, or reused from previous deliveries.  We use genuine cellophane (which is compostable) or recycled tissue paper. We buy postage envelopes that are made from recycled paper, and we also have a stash of (as-new condition) 2nd hand envelopes we've been collecting at clear-out sales, op shops etc which we're using too. We're passionate about trying to do our bit for the planet!


We hope you enjoy browsing our collections.  
Thanks for visiting, have a beautiful day! xx

 

About Jacinta Payne

 
Art has been a constant passion throughout the various phases of my life. It runs in my family, and through my veins. I’ve done painting and drawing ever since I can remember, but have only recently realised that it’s what I have to do, every day that I can. So now I hope to share some of the beauty of this world as seen through my eyes and expressed through my art. 
I am always greatly inspired by nature, and have a passion for colour. I see colour combinations nearly every time I close my eyes. Just before I drift off to sleep I’ll often see a picture in my mind’s eye of a pattern, shape or colour combination (or all three) and I have to get up and sketch it or make a note about it, or I can’t sleep. That then becomes the inspiration for my next painting or series of paintings.

My aim when creating art is to reflect the many horizons, vistas and micro-climates of this beautiful earth, to give a modern and abstract twist to an everyday vision.
I've always loved to draw, particularly portraits, buildings, flowers and patterns, as well as large abstract paintings, big and colourful. Sometimes representational of horizons, landscapes or nature, and always experimenting with colour mixing and placing. I like to use many different utensils and techniques until I achieve the desired effect.

My process: I like to use vivid colours to make exaggerated versions of the colour combinations seen in nature. My paintings are made up of many layers and can take days or weeks to complete. I usually have a few paintings in progress at once and move from one to another on any given day. I never usually know if I am going to finish a painting during a particular session, I just know all of a sudden that it needs no more, and is finished.
Inspiration: Growing up in the Southern Highlands of NSW, on the edge of Morton National Park, I have always felt a strong connection with nature and the Australian bush. I feel very lucky to again live surrounded by the Australian bush, now in Victoria. This connection is uplifting for me and gives me great inspiration to immerse myself in the paints and canvas.

Background: I have been surrounded by art my whole life. In my early years my tuition and inspiration began with instruction from my father (Landscape/seascape/still life Artist Don Luck) and my brother (Australian Bird & Wildlife Artist James Luck) and so began an ever evolving journey that has led me to finally pursue my art dream.