Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Linnea is the current Artist in Residence at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. She guides families through art making as part of the Healing Arts program.
Her passion project is creating large scale glitter paintings that translate Mennonite folk art into contemporary works of art.
She is also known for her people and pet portraits in which her beloved St. Bernard, George, is often featured.
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania in a Mennonite community, Linnea Payne grew up without an understanding of Pop Culture. In her teens, her journey to learn more about the world started with a year long trip to Kuwait where in the foreign country Linnea started to learn about the music, movies and culture of not only America but of the the outside world. After getting her B.A. in Philosophy at St. John's College her passion for art and desire to knowledge lead her to Christie's Education in New York City to gain a M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market.
Linnea spent the next few years in the center of the art world both living and working in New York City. While at Christie's she worked on the iconic and legendary Collection of David Rockefeller, gaining exposure to world class art on an intimate level.
Linnea Payne said goodbye to New York City and relocated to Annapolis, MD where she set up a studio to take her own life experience and understanding of the art world and place it on canvas in the hope of inspiring others to translate their past into a new and hopeful future.
It is her aim to find ways connect her diverse past to the present through oil, acrylic and glitter paintings.