Born into the ranching heritage of the Southwest, Ken Payne began his artistic career as a painter, focusing on the landscapes, cowboys, and native peoples of the Southwest. While always pursuing his passion for art, Ken became an accomplished pilot, going from crop-dusting, to instructing, to flying smokejumpers, and then flying for a commercial airline. As a lifelong student of history, Ken spent many hours researching stories about the West. In the late 1970’s he decided to turn his talents toward Bronze Sculpture and for more than four decades produced close to 150 sculptures, depicting the action, danger, and even the humor of many a frontier situation. His sculptures have been collected nationally and internationally by both private and corporate collectors. Ken pioneered the idea of sculpting in public and was featured in a nationally televised program entitled Sculpting with Ken Payne. Ken was respected in the art world as a talented sculptor, painter and businessman, establishing bronze casting foundries in Lincoln County, NM, as well as Arizona and Colorado. Ken also was the founder of Mountain Trails Gallery, Inc. where he established fine art galleries in Santa Fe, NM and Sedona, AZ. People came from all over the country and the world to hear him tell his stories as he sculpted into bronze the history of the disappearing American west. He touched the hearts of many with his spirited tales of a time when he lived in books as a child and from then on. He collected an extensive library, well-worn and stained with paint and clay as he strived to portray with accuracy the fading ways of the cowboys, mountain men, pioneers, and the beloved Native Americans. He will be remembered as one of the most influential Western sculptors of the twenty-first century.
Where Angels Fear to Tread
- Description: “Where Angels Fear to Tread” is a limited-edition beautiful work of art executed in bronze which was hand patinaed by the internationally recognized and acclaimed artist, Ken Payne. The sculpture rests on a wooden plinth designed by the artist. This exceptional work of art bears the artist’s engraved signature in the lower portion of the bronze along with the date 92 and AP 75—the number assigned by Mr. Payne to the sculpture. The sculpture measures 15.5” tall x 9” wide and 8.5” long and swivels on its plinth of wood. It is in perfect excellent condition.
- Price: $4,500.00
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