We had the good fortune of connecting with Shaun & Jennifer Payton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shaun & Jennifer, what do you attribute your success to?
Our branding stands out because we offer a unique experience in this field. We constantly are told after every event that we are so different and bring a new spin to the Art World. Our customer service and development of relationship building is a foundation to what we do.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We provide a unique experience to the art world right from the beginning of each event, Our production of lighting effects, music, and entertainment are off the charts. During each event, Artists are more than just a painter, they are on a team and are challenged together with games, fun, and excitement. They are all working together to try and win one grand prize at the end of the event. One lucky winner gets an exciting prize that will be theirs forever. One of the proudest moments is when we can take someone that isn’t excited to paint because they feel that they aren’t good enough and we encourage them so much that they soon forget about what they can’t do and focus on what they can. We encourage mistakes and gives examples that art is not about perfection, but about personal expression. From the very beginning, we knew that we had found a fun way to bring art to others and share our passion. With simple outreach marketing we went out into the world and within 15 minutes, booked an event. From there we had found a formula to continue to build from and within a year were booking events weekly. The lessons learned were to give great service and stand out from the competition. Just to be yourself was a great success that we both found. Honesty and Integrity were built in us both already. We would love to grow and bring something special to as many people possible.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We have found some amazing spots that we love here in Arizona. As far as dining and drinks we love the Olive Mill that offers a beautiful outdoor whimsical experience with wine, pizza, and charcuterie. We also love Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company. That have amazing local beer and fantastic food with a cool vibe. Another place we enjoy is Garage East with a cool industrial vibe with coffee, local beer and wine a delicious food choices. Some places we enjoy visiting are the Salt River and Saguaro Lake where we enjoy rafting and boating lined with the gorgeous Superstition Mountains.
We also enjoy going up to Prescott and Sedona. It is absolutely gorgeous and has impeccable sight seeing and dining.
We also absolutely love anything sports. From football games to the amazing baseball spring training, there are tons of options for a sports lover such as ourselves.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shaun’s Grandparents and Mother have been the biggest supporters and number one fans throughout the time of starting the business. Their belief and encouragement has been a cornerstone to our success.

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