Photo by Ingrid Love
Artist(s): Steph Payne

If Mountains Could Talk

Completed: July 4 2021

Toronto-based artist Steph Payne created this mural for the 2021 Nelson International Mural Festival behind the Bigby Place building, near Superior Lighting and Bath.

“Steph Payne is a Venezuelan-Canadian Artist, Designer, & Creative Director with a diverse career arc in visual arts, mural production and experiential space design.

With a passion for animating public spaces through a mixed-media approach, her practice fuses Art, Design and often Interactive Tech such as: UV/colour-changing lighting and Augmented Reality. Drawing mainly from nature and her travels around the world, Payne’s work is driven by the exploration of colour, pattern and abstraction. Combining both 2D and 3D elements, she transforms spaces into bold, vibrant dreamscapes.

Payne has four years experience leading, designing and curating high-profile creative projects such as: The Funhouse, a 3-storey immersive art maze, and House of VR, one of Toronto’s central AR/VR hubs. In addition, she has over seven years working as a professional freelance artist creating murals and installations for clients such as: Universal Music Canada, Google, ShutterStock, Jameson Whiskey, and more.

Dedicated to pushing her work outside the traditional gallery space, Steph Payne imagines a technicolour world where art, design and technology intersect.”

For more information on this mural visit:

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 509 Front St, Nelson, BC V1L 5S4, Canada Get Directions