A long-time New Yorker, Dale Payson attended the School of Visual Arts over a ten year span in the 1960's. She returned as an instructor in the early 1980's before moving on to freelance work in display design and book illustration; her work is found in more than twenty-five children's books.
Ms. Payson's paintings have been exhibited in a number of galleries, from the 1980's to the present day. Corporate collectors include Nabisco and the University of Minnesota.
Her images are delicate in color and composition, with a softness that reflects their natural subject matter.