Wanda Payne

Wanda Payne’s journey as an artist is a testament to her dedication and talent. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she discovered her love for visual arts at a young age. Despite receiving some formal training at Moore College of Art and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Payne is predominantly self-taught, demonstrating her innate talent and passion for her craft.

Upon entering the art scene, Payne quickly garnered attention and acclaim from collectors. Her unique style and powerful artistic vision captivated audiences, establishing her as a notable figure in the local art scene.

One of her notable works, “Highwire,” was selected for the Icon Series due to its striking visual impact, which mirrors Payne’s own impact on the local art community.

Payne’s commitment to her roots is evident as she continues to reside and create in West Philadelphia. Her work has been showcased in numerous galleries, including Rush Arts Philadelphia, Trunc, Hudson Guild Gallery, City Arts Salon, and Boston Street Gallery. Additionally, her artistic contributions extend beyond gallery walls, as evidenced by her commissioned mural, “Sowing Desire,” which adorns her neighborhood.

Through her art, Wanda Payne not only expresses her creativity but also contributes to the cultural vibrancy of her community, leaving a lasting impression on all who encounter her work.

Last updated: Apr 9, 2024