C. F. Payne
Now in Lebanon, OH, C.F. Payne’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, advertisements and children’s book for more that 35 years. Graduating from Miami University with a BFA and the Illustrators Workshop began his freelance career when moving to Dallas, TX in 1980. He has taught illustration for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the Hartford Art School as Director of the MFA in Illustration program he taught at Columbus College of Art and Design for twenty years. His art has been exhibited in numerous museums and university galleries including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Huntington Art Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame and more. His art has appeared on the covers of Time Magazine, MAD Magazine, Der Spiegel, the New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Reader’s Digest. C.F. Payne has illustrated 20 children’s books including, “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” by actor John Lithgow, “Mousetronaut” by astronaut Mark Kelly, Mark Twain’s classic, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and most recently “Miss Mary Reporting”. He is the winner of the 2017 Juvenile Ohioana Book Award for Miss Mary Reporting.