Raised in Liverpool and New York, Candie Payne is a self-taught Illustrator whose highly detailed drawings are at once bold and delicate, simple and full of intricacy.

Working predominantly in pencil, pen and ink with occasional flashes of colour, Candie’s work is informed by her love of fairytales, ballet and circus performers. She creates characters with compelling and surreal twists that tell their own story.

Having shown unusual talent and passion for singing as well as drawing from a very young age, Candie first came to the spotlight as a singer and lyricist in 2007 with the release of her debut album ‘I Wish I Could Have Loved You More’ on Deltasonic/Sony BMG to huge critical acclaim.

Collaborations with David Byrne, Kevin Ayers and Paul Weller amongst others followed, and Candie toured extensively throughout 2008/2009 with Mark Ronson on his sell out ‘Versions’ tour before taking studio space in her hometown of Liverpool to focus her creative energy into art.


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BBC 6 Music: Art Is Everywhere

Candie Payne joins Mark Radcliffe to discuss her debut exhibition and the links between her musical and artistic life.