The Wonderful World of Teddy Payne

March 2 to 24, 2024

In honour of Edward (Teddy) Payne’s 98th birthday and to celebrate his important contribution to Stratford’s cultural scene over the past five decades, Agora Gallery is delighted to present this exhibition featuring 40 of his whimsical watercolour paintings inspired by his life in Stratford. A selection of his books and posters will also be available. Proceeds from the sale of art and books will go to support the Artist. To view available paintings by Teddy Payne on our online gallery, please click on the image below or go to

EDWARD (TEDDY) PAYNE’s roots are in Constable country (Suffolk & Norfolk counties in Eastern England) and his watercolours of Stratford, Ontario and the surrounding countryside show this early influence. Although his work represents local and familiar scenes, there is a hint of another time and place that is delicately and wistfully conveyed. He completed his Art education at St. Martins School of Art in London where he studied drawing and commercial illustration. Teddy has exhibited in several of Agora Gallery’s group exhibitions and has been a regular and popular exhibitor at Stratford’s Art in the Park for decades. He is also an accomplished author who has worked, travelled and lived around the world and served in the Royal Navy during the second world war.

The Wonderful World of Teddy Payne will remain on display until Sunday, March 24, 2024

Agora Gallery will be open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 5pm during this time.


EDWARD PAYNE, "Romeo in Stratford", watercolour & ink on paper

EDWARD PAYNE, “Romeo in Stratford”, watercolour & ink on paper