Isaac Payne, a painting instructor at CPCC, created the artwork currently featured on this month's cover of Charlotte Magazine. The issue discusses Charlotte as the "city of the future" and what the city might look like for the average Charlottean in 2058.
Earlier this spring, Payne was named the winner of the magazine's 2013 Best of the Best Award for Visual Art for his ability to create an authentic feeling of life in a city on canvas. He brings this same talent to the magazine's September cover which features his painting "Charlotte, Future Passed." The image is of an expectant mother and her son standing on a light rail platform in uptown Charlotte, surrounded by futuristic-looking architecture and transportation.
Payne, a native of Washington state, is a former McColl Center for Visual Art Artist in Residence and has been a member of the CPCC family since 2012.