Phillip and Gabi Payne, husband and wife team who recently opened Desert Mountain Fine Art have been immersed in art for most of their lives. Phillip’s father, Ken Payne is a world-renowned bronze sculptor. Phillip grew up playing in his gallery and with this art supplies. Phillip has been producing bronze sculptures for 15 years. Gabi, a painter was introduced to visual arts through her mother. She follows her heart and makes up her own rules in creating dynamic, colorful works using her father-in-law’s palette knife to paint. The Paynes opened Desert Mountain Fine Art gallery to make art more accessible and inclusive. They celebrate the dreamers – the artists who want to spread joy and happiness through their art. The gallery showcases a variety of original works with a surprising range of value including western, pop, photography, contemporary and bronze sculptures. Artists include B.C. Nowlin, Ken Payne, and Bette Ridgeway. The gallery is also a true studio where artists actively create art – sculpting and painting, lecturing and teaching classes. Phillip and Gabi want the gallery to be a local cultural center and host regular events to achieve this.

The First Friday events held the first Friday of every month unveils a new work and often a charity is supported through donations. On October 6, a special event The Human Figure will host guest artist Paige Bradley who will unveil never before seen work. Guests will hear from Bradley about her process and inspiration. The gallery will display works of Bradley’s and other art focusing on the human figure. Drinks and light bites will be served. Advance tickets available for $25, week-of $35.

Tickets can be purchased on the Desert Mountain Fine Art website.

Desert Mountain Fine Art
Phone: 480-483-5663
7012 E Greenway Pkwy, Suite 160
Scottsdale AZ 85254