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Dustin Payne is known for his western portrayal of history in bronze sculpture. With his traditional style, he encapsulates the feeling and detail of the western way of life.
Growing up as a third generation sculptor in his family, he learned the trade at an early age and sold his first sculpture at the age of 10. He enjoyed reading the history and art books in his father’s studio, learning alongside him and being influenced by the great artists that came before. Feeling fortunate to have always been surrounded by great mentors, horses, and ranching, Dustin adds a little bit of his own heritage in every piece of artwork that he sculpts. At a young age, Dustin was inspired by the drawings and books of Will James and is greatly honored to be kin to the Great Texas Cattle King, Charles Goodnight.
Dustin is fascinated with the American West, which inspires him to study and recreate these historical moments in his own artwork. He believes this exciting and beautiful era should be preserved for future generations and is honored to capture it in bronze.
You can find Dustin’s life-size monument honoring the history of the Texas Rangers, “The Legend, The Lore, The Law”, in Fredericksburg, Texas, and is busy this year, working on a life-size monument of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving for Pueblo, Colorado. He was inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America in Oklahoma in October of 2017. Dustin’s art is in fine art galleries across the country.