About Jacinta Payne

I am a Melbourne based artist who aims to tread as lightly as I possibly can on our beautiful planet.  I am endlessly inspired by nature and I hope my art can bring joy while raising an awareness of the need to protect the earth as best we can.  

While my roots are in traditional art, it is in the process of abstraction that I feel most connected with my purpose. I like to experiment with different techniques and utensils to apply paint, and usually end up using my hands, which further connects me with the painting.

My art practice began during a childhood spent in the bush, growing up on the edge of Morton National Park in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Collecting rocks, bark and leaves, spending countless hours immersed in nature. Absorbing knowledge from the collective creativity of my family, observing my Dad painting landscapes, seascapes, & still-life and my brother painting Australian birds & wildlife, inspired in me an inevitable passion for making art.

Thanks for your interest in my art.

You can see snippets of my daily art practice over on instagram: @jacintapayneart



About Minnie&Lou 

Founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Jacinta Payne, Minnie&Lou is an Australian eco conscious brand, born out of a desire to spread some joyous colour in the form of sustainably made art, stationery and earth friendly gifts. 

Our art print and greeting card collections are curated from the artist's original watercolour & ink creations.

Professionally printed in Melbourne on 100% recycled card stock and acid-free cotton rag watercolour paper, made from 100% post-consumer waste. Archival inks ensure colour faithful longevity. 

Hand crafted eco-friendly wheat bags, flax-seed filled relaxation eye pillows, and textile art, all made in small batches in our home studio, using fabrics from our curated collection of upcycled thrift shop garments & textiles.  

Minnie&Lou HQ is located within our sustainably renovated home in the bush, in Warrandyte Victoria. Environmentally friendly practices are of utmost importance to us. Re-cycled, up-cycled or compostable packaging is used for mailing out all our parcels.

The Minnie&Lou collection is distinctive, modern and bright, and coupled with our desire to treat the earth with respect, our products have found their way into the hearts and homes of many and varied customers from around the globe. 

 Follow us on instagram @minnie.and.lou