Payton Brown (she/her) is a visual artist from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with a Painting emphasis, as well as a minor in Art History, from West Virginia University in 2021. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Painting at WVU, and she is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Art. Through her artwork, which mostly consists of oil paintings on canvas, Payton explores themes of connection, tradition, and nostalgia, predominantly through food and drink. The majority of her artwork is autobiographical, and reflects places and moments in time that she finds most significant. Payton also owns a small business, Art by Payton, LLC, where she sells prints, stickers, and coloring books of her original drawings.