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 between work and family commitments. 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 :

'Out Of The Ordinary' - Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester - October 2022

'Loitering With Intent', Manchester Modernist Society (together with the poetry of Helen Angell) Sept - October 2021

'Out of Time', Huddersfield Art Gallery (October 2019 - January 2020)

'Out of Place', 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 2020, 2016 and 2014 (Prize winner)

Wells Art Contemporary 2021

Figurative Art Now, Mall Galleries, London 2021

Castlegate Prize 2020

New Light Arts Prize, 2015 (First Prize Winner) and 2017 (invited artist) and 2020

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - 2014, 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. 2019. 2022 and 2023.

Wells Contemporary 2021

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London, 2019

'Made in Britain' - 82 Painters in the 21st Century at The National Museum of Poland, Gdansk, 2019

Contemporary Masters From Britain- Yantai Art Museum/ Artall Gallery Nanjing/ Jiangsu Art Gallery Nanjing/ Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China, 2017 -2018

Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2016,

National Open Art Competition 2014 and 2015,

John Ruskin Prize 2014 (Runner Up)

Threadneedle Prize 2013


The Duke of Devonshire, The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth

University of Sheffield

UNNC - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Yale Centre For British Art Collection

University of Salford Art Collection

Whitaker Museum, Rawtenstall

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, Paul Winstanley, Andy McCluskey and Tom Bloxham.


Body and Space - at Walmer Yard, London - 4 day architectural drawing residency organised by

2 year 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

Awards / Achievements

2019 - Arts Council England Award to support solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery

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

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 (First Prize)

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

2014 - Prize Winner in John Moores Painting Prize ,

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.

A complete CV can be found here MANDY_PAYNE_CV COMPLETE nov23.docx