Language Group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ilkawerne, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
Subjects: Arekwarr (Wild Pidgeon) Dreaming, Snake Dreaming, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Country
Johnny belongs to a large family of artists. He is the son of Doreen and Harold Payne and is brother to Bronwyn, Joseph, Violet, Richard, Jimmy and Laura Payne.
In 2000, Johnny began painting for Mbantua Gallery along with other members of his family. He has painted infrequently since that time.
Johnny lives out in Utopia with his family. His wife, Alysia Jones, is also an artist.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs