Herschel Payne

The Development of an Artist

©Photo by Lois Siegel

Herschel Payne is an artist of national renown.
He has travelled across Canada in collaboration with Parks Canada
as an artist, educator and conservationist.
His paintings are in collections in the U.S.A., Europe, Australia and Asia,
as well as Government of Canada and Ontario Provincial collections.

Multi-talented, Herschel is also a violinist.
His mother found a used violin in a pawnshop in Montreal
when he was 13.  He practiced 6-7 hours a day.
Only a year later, he won a scholarship at the
Quebec Conservatory of Music.

Herschel Payne

By 17, he became a soloist with CBC and Radio-Canada.
This was followed by a year at Meadowmount School of Music
and studies with Ivan Galamian in New York.
At 18, he was playing with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.

Herschel is also a talented craftsman.
He constructs his own sailboats.

The Artist sailing the boat he built on
Round Lake, Ontario

Herschel and Yona

Additional Photos

Watch Video
Violin performed by Herschel Payne

Artist's Canoe
Oil on Canvas, 20"x24"

Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
by Lois Siegel

Terra Nova National Park

Major Paintings

Whispering Winds - The Bonnechere and Algonquin
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 36"
Collection - Government of Ontario, Speaker's Office
Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Bonnechere River
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30"
On Loan - Office of the Premiere of Ontario

The Barron Canyon
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"
Collection - Ontario Parks, Government of Ontario



Some of the paintings you see on this site are for sale. 
Inquiries may be directed to
Lois Siegel

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