Booth #: LS36
Debra Payne is best known for her intimate, oil painted portraits of the neighborhoods, streets, buildings and surrounding countryside in which she lives. The spots she chooses are rarely the landmarks of the community but rather the back alleys, railroad crossings and middle class homes of small towns in the Midwest. The atmosphere is often somber and the subject matter overlooked by most. Her palette is limited to just a few pigments creating images that invite the viewer to understand the space in a simplified fashion void of nostalgia.