Yadira V. Payne is a self-instructed Columbia County multi-media artist. Originally from Puerto Rico, this Army Brat had the opportunity to observe and learn from artisans and artists from around the world. In this nomadic life, there were only two constants - the library and art. It is no wonder that this artist is a government information librarian at Augusta State University.
Her artistic debut was at the age of four when she pulled various flower petals, leaves, berries, seed pods, and rocks from a military garden and made a rendition of her Puerto Rican home on the sidewalk. This debut was both a success and a failure as she was scolded for gathering art supplies from military property.
Her greatest influence was her mother who was a very creative and artistic woman.
Yadira works mainly with acrylics but loves to experiment with other media and techniques. Most of her pieces and a few of her murals were commissioned. It was not until 2009 that she created a complete collection of pieces for an exhibit at Reese Library's art gallery.
Yadira's art philosophy: "Art is the artists' perceived reflection of life, memories, and emotions."
Our next Artscape will be at Evans Towne Market, 4460 Washington Rd, Saturday, May 11, from 2 - 7 pm. Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with your colleagues! Art will be displayed both inside and outside on the sidewalk, and will also be available for purchase. You may also enjoy a wine tasting ($5 per person) at Evans Towne Market.
ArtScapes will continue each second Saturday of the month at Evans Towne Market. Check back here to see future locations, or contact the Guild to schedule an Artscape at your event!
Do you have art supplies to sell, perhaps something you bought and decided not to use? If you're a Guild member, you can sell them to other members. We'll post your sale here and people can pick up their purchase at the next Guild meeting.
The Guild meets monthly at the Brandon Wilde clubhouse, alternating Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 pm
Saturday, February 9 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 am
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 8, 10:30 am
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 10:30 am
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 am
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 pm