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Noted western sculptor and artist, Vic Payne has been sculpting for over 34 years. He was born in 1960 to sculptor Ken and Priscilla Payne. Moving to a ranch in New Mexico instilled in Vic the roots of the West and became central in the shaping of this sculptor’s character. His families’ ranching heritage, tales of Billy the Kid, the Lincoln County Wars, pictures of paintings and bronzes by Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington made the “Old West” come alive and inspired Vic to try his own hand at sculpting. Vic's distinctive style and artistic approach to sculpting along with his attention to detail is widely recognized as being imaginative and innovative, chronicling the life and era of our nation’s history. A sculptor of various sizes, including monumental bronzes, Vic's mission is to lead the viewer through an emotional journey telling a story with his art. Whether he is creating wildlife, Native American or Western sculpture his passion is to capture the spirit of the West evoking the pioneering, independent, mystical spirit of the land and its people. Studying and drawing inspiration from Master teachers such as Bruno Luccesi, Lincoln Fox, Fritz White and the impressive artistic works of European Master Michelangelo has had a significant impact in his work. As the demand for Vic’s work continued to grow, in 1991 he eventually opened his first gallery called Mountain Trails Gallery. Vic and his father, Ken Payne, were pioneers in an innovative concept of bronze sales through clay works-in-progress while sculpting in the gallery. This concept is now widely used throughout the Southwest Art Community by most sculptors. Over the past 30 years, Vic has been commissioned to sculpt numerous monumental bronze sculptures for corporations, municipalities and individuals. Commissioned by Cabela's, Vic has had the honor to sculpt several monumental bronze sculptures for their stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Illinois and Louisiana. His work is collected worldwide and can be found in such notable collections as the Raymond James Financial Institue Collection, the Booth Western Art Museum and The Pearce Civil War & Western Museum. By incorporating his passion to preserve the history of the West to what he studies and creates has proven to be a successful marriage in Vic's career. Vic and his wife, Angie Maria and family now make their home in Cody, Wyoming, the home of legendary Buffalo Bill and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
I was born in Taos, New Mexico but have lived in Santa Fe, NM for over twenty years. I started with Mountain Trails in 1997 and retired from the gallery life after seven years and opened up my own business, which allowed me to take care of my newborn son and daughter. After 4 1/2 years, I began working for a promotional products company and although I had many great opportunities, I always missed the gallery life and once given the opportunity to return, I took it! I have been director of Mountain Trails Fine Art for over seven years now and am also part owner as of recently along with Vic and Angie Payne. My favorite movies are "Urban Cowboy", "Fools Rush In" and "Lonesome Dove," to name a few! I love the outdoors and my favorite pass time is driving in the mountains. I love softball and I played for many years. I'm intrigued with history and I love all kinds of music. The gallery is my safe haven.Call Contact
Originally from Colorado, I was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am a visionary who is very goal oriented, and currently hold a bachelor degree in Science from the University of New Mexico. I have been with Mountain Trails Fine Art for nearly eight years but have been apart of this gallery since I was a child. My mom Michele, has been the director for many years, but now she is part owner! I am a sales consultant and also handle our social media marketing. Art is something I am very passionate about and I love sharing that with people who have become more than clients but friends, along the way. I am not a professional artist but I do enjoy sketching and plan to take workshops under some of our amazingly talented artists soon.Call Contact