the third generation of professional western sculptors in his
family. His father, Vic Payne, and grandfather, Ken Payne, are
distinguished sculptors familiar to art lovers and collectors
of western Americana. Ken began sculpting when he was 35; Vic
when he was 19; and Dustin was only eight when he started his
first piece, which he finished at age ten.
In the summer
season, Dustin can often be found sculpting at one of the galleries
that represents his work, so his customers can see first hand
the creative process behind what he does. Whether the sculptor
is present or not, people are drawn equally to the genuineness
of feeling-for-the-subject and to the artistry of design and
composition that are always apparent first in these clay models
and in the finished bronzes bearing the Payne signature.
When not in the
galleries, you can find Dustin sculpting along-side his father,
Vic. They spend a lot of time in their studio in Cody, Wyoming
with other talented artists who come in to work with them. Vic
and Dustin often discuss new ideas for sculptures and anything
else that might arise between a young twenty-first century cowboy
sculptor and his dad, who is also role model, mentor, and best
friend. Vic and Dustin's bronzes tell stories about pioneers,
ranchers, explorers, and the cowboy way of life. Dustin is also
an avid Team Roper. When not sculpting, Dustin enjoys training
and competing in rodeo competitions.
Dustin was featured
in the May 2002 Southwest Art Magazine and again in Southwest
Art's annual "Top 21 under 31" in September of
2002. He was featured in Western Art Collector Magazine
in 2008, and Art of the West Magazine in 2009. With Dustin's
early start in his career, he has already achieved much success
and he has advanced incredibly as a western sculptor.
"Whispering Winds" New bronze
by Dustin Payne, 16"H x 8"W, Ed. 20, $2,200 Call to
"Spring on the Divide"
Bronze by Dustin Payne
Bronze by Dustin Payne, 21"H, Ed. 35 Call
to purchase 1-888-779-2240
"Distant Drums" Bronze by Dustin Payne, 27.5"H,
Ed. 35, $3,200 Call to purchase 1-888-779-2240
"Lost to Ancient Winds"
Bronze by Dustin Payne, 13.5"H x 10.5"W, Ed. 35, $1,250
Call to purchase 1-888-779-2240
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artwork by Dustin Payne on the Show Preview, click here
For more information call The Plainsmen Gallery: 1-888-779-2240