Jo Payne


The sea, the sky, all weathers, horizons, tides, colour, light; the constant change is what I find so inspirational and exciting. I absorb my surroundings, take great joy in them, and then I paint…

Here on the North Devon Coast, the weather is very changeable. With a vast sky visible, the ever-changing weather presents me with everything from sublime sunsets to gathering storms, all of which are reflected in the sea. It is a privilege to have my very own permanent but constantly changing live seascape, complete with sea, sky and horizons, sharp, blurred and everything in between, outside my front door.

Snacking Kraken Café, Beach Road, Hele EX34 9QZ

Portland Art, 8-10 Portland Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NL