Artist: N. Payne North of North
|A commercial, fashion and fine art photographer, Nancy Payne has enjoyed and maintained a lifelong love of Northern Michigan.|
Nancy studied fine art and photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Much of her professional career centered around regional and national clients in Southeastern Michigan. Her work has appeared in Time and Newsweek and has frequently won recognition in Ad Week.
Now a resident of Petoskey, she is drawn to the more remote areas where she witnesses and experiences the majestic and spiritual elements of nature. This communion drives her art work.
She particularly addresses the importance of conservation and the reverence of wild places. It is "A call of the wild which cannot be ignored."
She is compelled to address the same spirituality in the people she photographs. "I try to stay close to the emotional impact that reveals the spiritual nature."