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Payas was born Pierre Sylvain Augustin in Divette in December, 1941. Payas was encouragded to paint by the legendary Haitian artist Prosper Pierre Louis. Payas is predicator of the Baptist Church of Soissons. Payas begins to paint and in January 97, presents his first design to Tiga. In 1998 he is one of "the 13 New St Soleil" presented at he French Institute in Haiti, and also exhibited in the World Bank in Washington, DC. In the year 2000 after Christ, he is one of the St Soleil artists ehibited at the ,"Musee de la Halle St Pierre". "Haiti: Anges et Demons" in Paris
“Alluring and very talented. This fine acrylic depicts two loas.They are also referred to as "mystères" and "the invisibles" and are intermediaries between Bondye (French: Bon Dieu, meaning "good God")—the Supreme Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity. Unlike saints or angels, however, they are not simply prayed to, they are served.”