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

I originally trained as a dentist and spent 25 years working in the NHS specialising in Children's Dentistry in the Community and Hospital Dental Services. I have always painted and over the years took many weekend and evening classes when time permitted. I finally managed to study art formally, part time, over 6 years whilst still working as a dentist and then in 2012 had a career change to work as a full time artist.

Solo exhibitions include : 'Out Of Place', Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre' Nottingham, Sept/Oct 2018

'Betwixt and Between', Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, 2016

'Between Places and Spaces', Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, 2014

Selected group exhibitions include:

John Moores Painting Prize, 2016 and 2014 (Prize Winner),

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014,

Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2016,

New Light Arts Prize, 2015 (First Prize Winner) and 2017 (invited artist)

National Open Art Competition 2014 and 2015,

John Ruskin Prize 2014 (Runner Up)

Threadneedle Prize 2013

A complete CV can be found here MANDY PAYNE CV 2019.docx

Awards and Achievements

2018 - Selected for 'Making Ways' / Matt Roberts Confluence Project. - Ten Sheffield artists selected to show in Herrick Gallery Mayfair for 2 weeks and received mentoring from Matt Roberts

2017 - Selected for StudioBook (artist professional development programme with Mark Devereaux Projects, (MDP) Manchester) and awarded Commission to Collect selected by MDP and the University of Salford Art Collection

2017 - Nominated as an artist to watch Observer/ Guardian Rising Stars

2017 - Shortlisted for Mall Galleries Rome Scholarship

2017 - Invited to join 4th John Ruskin Prize Selection Panel

2016 - Selected for Contemporary British Painting Prize and invited to join the Contemporary British Painting Group

2015 - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2015 - New Light Arts Prize - Valeria Sykes Award (Main Prize)

2015 - Arts Council of England Award (for stone lithography Fellowship)

2015 - 2 year Fellowship in stone lithography at Leicester Print Workshop

2014 - Prize Winner in John Moores Painting Prize ,

The BBC made a documentary about the history of competition with Alexei Sayle which I featured in. (whole programme) (clip showing visit to my studio)

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

2014 - Selected for RA Summer Exhibition, my painting featured in Norman Ackroyd's BBC video of his highlights of the show :

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

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


Lithography Fellowship - Leicester Print Workshop April 2015 - 2017

University of Nottingham Graduate Residency October2015 - June 2016

Poly-Technic Summer School - SOAR Works Sheffield 15th -21st July, 2013


UNNC - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Yantai Art Museum, China

Yale Centre For British Art Collection

University of Salford Art Collection

Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Collection, Canada

Ruskin Collection, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Priseman-Seabrook Collection -

Newlight Art Collection -

Private collections in UK, USA, Europe, Australia including Alexei Sayle and Tom Bloxham MBE.