Art & Design

About Us


Hello! We’re Brandi Strickland and Robert Bentley, an artist/designer couple living in Floyd, Virginia. Thank you for visiting our shop :) Paper Whistle catalogues and sells Brandi’s original artwork. For prints and products see our other shops: Society6,  SaatchiGalleray, & Little Paper Planes. We’d love to hear from you!

A little more about us:

Brandi Strickland (b. 1985) is a collage and mixed media artist living in Floyd, Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina and received a BA in Art from Queens University of Charlotte in 2007. Working from her home studio, Brandi creates small, detailed works of art combining collage, painting, and drawing. She runs a shop and blog called Paper Whistle and is a member of the WAFA Collective. Besides art, she enjoys living out in the country, cooking, gardening, and researching. She loves mail.

Robert Bentley (b. 1980) is a web developer and designer living in Floyd, Virginia. He grew up in Georgia and North Carolina, receiving a BS in Computer Science from UNCC in 2002.  With 15+ years in the field, he focuses on user experience, design, and strategy.

Shop Policies

All prices are shown in $ US Dollars and we reserve the right to change any advertised prices at any time.

All payments are all processed through PayPal. PayPal accepts all major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover), debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal transfers. You do not need a PayPal account to use their secure service. When you place your order, Paypal will finalize payment on a secure server then send you back to our site. Learn more about PayPal.

Pay with confidence–your payment information is always safe! Paper Whistle never sees or has access to credit card information. Any information you enter regarding your credit/debit card will occur on a secure PayPal website page during the checkout process. If you have an existing PayPal account, be SURE that your address is updated and accurate, in order to avoid shipment to incorrect address.

We process and ship orders once a week. No matter what day you place your order, it should be on its way to you within 7 days of purchase (usually sooner). If you have any special shipping requests just let us know. I am happy to mail your artwork USPS or UPS Priority/Express/etc…just get in touch and I will send you an updated PayPal invoice for the additional charges. Easy!

We send you an email when your order is received, and another upon shipment. The shipment notification email will include any relevant delivery information, like confirmation or tracking numbers (if available).

We ship to (most) anywhere in the world via USPS from Floyd, Virginia. Occasionally, expensive or large orders are shipped via UPS. We package everything carefully for safe transport. We fully trust the USPS and UPS to safely deliver items in a timely manner. We will not be held accountable for any items damaged or lost in transit. It is the carriers’ responsibility once the package is mailed. If an original art package gets lost or damaged in transit, the customer must file a claim with the USPS or UPS to receive a refund (if applicable). We generally do not insure our packages unless requested (there is usually an additional charge).

We will not refund money or replace any product for issues that might arise after they leave our hands.

International orders require extra time for processing and delivery. Each country has its own postal service and customs, please keep them in mind when you order.

All sales are final.

We at Paper Whistle offer accurate and comprehensive information and pictures of our products. If you have any questions, please e-mail us BEFORE placing your order. Purchases cannot be refunded. For product inquiries please contact us or email

Inspect your purchase carefully as soon as it arrives. If you believe there’s an error with your order, please contact us immediately, within 48 hours of package arrival. No claims can be made after 48 hours. We will do our best to resolve any problems we deem reasonable. There will be no unauthorized returns to Paper Whistle and these will be refused and marked return to sender, if received. Paper Whistle MUST approve all returns by e-mail before the customer is allowed to send the item back.

Once an order has been placed, it can only be canceled (with good reason) within the first 12 hours from the time it has been placed. There is no exception. All canceled orders are subject to a 20% handling fee.

Please do not place an order with Paper Whistle if you do not agree to all the rules stated on this page.

All orders accepted by Paper Whistle are subject to these terms and conditions.

  • Totally digging these semi-psychedelic prints from artist Brandi Strickland.
    Urban Outfitters
  • Brandi Strickland is a mixed media and collage artist from nearby Charlotte, NC. Her work is so fun and quirky, and she’s one of my favorite artists right now.
    Need Supply Co.
  • One of the best contemporary mixed media/collage artists out there. It is a pleasure owning a print from Brandi. The vibrant colors are beautifully rendered in the print process she has perfected. The shapes seem to be almost 3D and pop from the surface. Make room on your walls!
    Jody, Washington
  • Oh, I am soooo glad I took the plunge and bought this! The piece is magnificent, the transaction was perfect as usual, and your little note to me was heartwarming.
    Jen, California
  • Since first seeing the fantastic mixed media work of artist Brandi Strickland I was mesmerized. There is a lot to see and take in on her redone site.
    The Idea Foundation
  • One of my current favorite artists right now is Brandi Strickland. Each piece she does is something new, yet familiar and lovely.
    Art Milk