My art is a reflection of my heart. – Toni Payne
Toni Payne is a multi-talented artist, known for her skills in Still Life and Documentary Photography, as well as her abilities as a poet, podcast host, content creator, and public speaker. Although she has spent the greater part of her career capturing a wide range of subjects, her primary focus is on showcasing the beauty and importance of flora, fauna, and food.
As an artist, Toni values the power of her craft to inspire and drive awareness for social, environmental, and climate issues. She believes that her photography can serve as a tool for education and change, and strives to create impactful works that can inspire viewers to take action.
Toni sees photography as a means of capturing fleeting moments and preserving them for posterity. Her Still Life art, for instance, showcases her storytelling skills, using everyday objects to create compositions that invite viewers to contemplate their meaning. Aside from her passion for photography, Toni is also interested in exploring spirituality and symbolism in her art. She draws inspiration from love, life, abundance, and spirituality, which guide her artistic journey.
Beyond her creative pursuits, Toni is also the founder of the Champayner Social Club, where she emphasizes the importance of creating memorable moments with friends. She has a strong interest in Documentary Filmmaking, which allows her to capture authentic glimpses of people, places, nature, and wildlife in their natural habitats.
Toni’s creativity is not limited to photography, as she also enjoys writing short-form stories. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, with a background in Film Production, Public Relations, and Artist Management.
In her free time, Toni enjoys traveling, bird watching, exploring new places, and immersing herself in different cultures. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, with a penchant for trying out new cuisines and documenting her experiences with stunning photographic images.