Glenn Payne is an award winning filmmaker and artist, as well as an improvisational and film actor. He lives in north Mississippi where he creates artwork and produces independent films with the abundance of local talent Mississippi has to offer. Payne is also a thriving fine artist.
He studied painting under Brent Funderburk and Jeffrey Haupt at Mississippi State University and crafted his improvisational acting skills with his troupe West of Shake Rag, based in Tupelo, MS, as well as receiving training at Second City in Chicago, IL.
He continues to exhibit his artwork through galleries, art events, and private collections around the world. The multiple art forms go hand in hand when one considers the concepts of composition, dramatic lighting, color, and story telling.
Payne considers film the most influential art form our world has ever seen. It combines painting, music, dancing, performing, and writing to create the most powerful form of artistic expression known to man. Its epic ability to reach the masses gives the artist a means to influence millions upon millions of viewers. This is something no other form of expression can match.
Among his many projects, “Driven”, "Killer Concept", “Stagrassle Paranormal” and "Earthrise" can be seen on Amazon Prime, Tubi and various other digital platforms. You can stay up to date on his artistic journey on social media by following @artistgp2. Although Payne continuously tries to find a balance between fine Art, performance, and film his overall goal is simply to continue to create.