Payson Welch currently lives in Portland Maine.  Born in 1982 his family moved to Maine when he was only 2 years old.  They settled in Calais Maine, one of the most Eastern US cities.

During his teenage years he backpacked and rode Greyhound buses around the US and Canda, everywhere from California up to Toronto and back.  Many of these experiences he will never forget. The best lesson learned is that you do not need to leave where you are, to find what you are looking for.

He attended college at the University of Maine in Orono.  Payson originally enrolled in the Computer Science program.  This was a natural major for him since he has been a programmer for 14 years now.  Gradually his interests shifted from programming and into the artistic aspect of digital media.  His major changed to the New Media program.  After taking his first few art classes which were required by the New Media program, he discovered his passion and skill for art.

This was only four years ago, and only in the last two years has Payson decided to formally pursue an artistic career. Currently he lives and works in Portland as a Graphic Designer and Programmer.