David Payne

David is our historian as well as one of our advisors.  He was a commercial florist for many years.  His love of flowers led him to begin his Ikenobo studies in 1981 with Winnie Donald and then Muriel Scrivner as his teachers.  He has a Level 12 certificate, Sokako,  Professor of Ikebana, one of the highest diplomas.  For ten years, he provided Ikenobo Ikebana arrangements for the Asian Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum.  

David is a certified instructor, and although  he is not taking new students at this time,  he still instructs at various Ikenobo workshops during the year.  His favorite arrangement style is shoka.