my name is Paiton, and I’m the creative being behind Between You & the Wind.
Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Marietta, GA, I’ve recently relocated to the pacific northwest and now call Spokane, WA home.
I studied at a small technical school that used to be known as Southern Polytechnic State University. Kennesaw State University absorbed SPSU in 2014, so a degree from KSU in New Media Arts equipped me and fueled my passion for graphic art, web design, fine art, hand lettering, photography, social media marketing, and blogging.
I’m currently working as the lead web designer, social media & email marketer, and coordinator for The Woodshop, a marketing and design agency in downtown Spokane, WA.
I spend most of my free time exploring the great outdoors, hanging out at the dog park with Koda, and creating new works of art - both original works and digital. I’m also kind of a movie buff and enjoy the occasional Netflix or Hulu binge. I’m accepting freelance opportunities for commissioned art pieces, lettering & calligraphy, and digital design work. please feel free to contact me with inquiries.
thank you for taking the time to visit my site. in a world that is oversaturated with information and overrun by technology, it is encouraging and exciting to know that there are individuals who still value handmade visual treasures.
a note about my work
my non-objective abstract artworks are largely inspired by my mood at the time, the music i’m listening to while painting, and whatever tools are most readily at hand. i often find that using a cloth, a paper towel, a palette knife, or my own fingers is more effective than a conventional paint brush. i’m partial to blues and greens and i feel most compatible with the emotions that cool colors evoke. rather than creating representational images, i produce abstract work so that each viewer can form his or her own interpretation of the piece without any extraneous implications. by leaving the works up for subjective explanation, i believe it allows viewers to forge a more personal and intimate connection with the work.