Nick Payne credits William Arthur Phillips, a gifted artist and teacher in Tacoma, WA, as an important early influence who developed Nick's art, and who inspired a career in art and education.
After graduating from the University of Washington, Nick spent two years in Belfast, Northern Ireland working for a voluntary service organization. On returning to the USA, he taught in a rural public school in northeastern Washington. After 20 years in the classroom, he returned to western WA and served as a principal for 13 years in the Bellingham and Ferndale school districts.
Through most of his career in education, Nick’s parallel career was his work as an artist. "At this time, I feel like I'm on the cusp of producing my best work...
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