HEY I'M PAULA
I´m a self taught artist, I have painted and created all of my life, I honestly can't remember a time in my life were I didn't!
I had my first solo art show in 2004 and I've been pursuing art solely and formally since 2017; since then I've come to terms about being self taught, and I feel proud and happy with my progress and with the quality of my work.
I paint because creating is where I'm most true to myself. It is a great expression of self love where I lose my fears and I create from a place of calmness and self awareness.
Maybe my art will be a reminder for you of what is a priority in your life, of your uniqueness and own bravery, if my art can convey the positive feelings I had when I created it, then my dreams come true!
If you want a more intimate look into my life and my creative process please visit my Instagram profile where you'll find my most recent work, and a diary of my artistic journey
Thank you so much for visiting my page today! If you have any questions send me a message I'll be happy to answer them
My art has always been a reflection of who I am and what I´m feeling. Looking at my past work you can learn more about me: these are my past collections and some samples of the work I created back in 2012. All of the pieces displayed in this page have left my studio and are now in their forever homes; but, if there is something you love contact me and I can work out a special commission for you.
If you landed here you'll notice that my style has evolved through the years; as a creative mind I'm forever exploring and as I grow and change my art grows and changes with me.
If you want to see what I'm up to today please visit my instagram page; it is literally a diary of my art journey!
WANDER GLOBE COLLECTION 2018
This small collection of globes marks a special moment in my art career. They symbolize so much and they served as a tool for me to find a lot of things about myself and learn to celebrate my own uniqueness and be proud and accept my own path.
The past couple of years I've been exploring altering proportions and creating representational portraits. My portraits explore emotions, depth and color.
A big part of developing my style came from working in small continuous series, in which sometimes I even painted a piece a day! Here you can find examples of those collections like my Zodiac series and my 30 in 30 collection (women portraits with floral elements; one created per day on 30 continuos days)
This is a sampling from the collection of portraits I created between 2013 and 2015. Most of my work was distinguished by the lack of facial features. When I started creating this series I saw it as a way to connect to other women with different lifestyles and stories; then what they looked like didn't really matter. It was more important to reflect on what they lived.
FLORALS AND ABSTRACT FLORALS
The first thing I painted on canvas were flowers! I think I was about 15 years old, I really loved it and often times I experimented with collage and very large formats. I think flowers will always be present in my work. Nowadays I experiment with abstract florals, they are the most difficult to me but I love making them and I get many collectors ask for commissioned pieces in this style.
WHAT ARE COMMISSIONS?
I get this question a lot, so I'm going to give you the easy fast answer: A commissioned piece is artwork created just for you! Art that meets your needs and desires.
If you can imagine my work in your home in a particular size, color story, mood, or general location, I can create that piece for you so it matches your vision. I would be more than excited to work for you!
If you are a collector who wants a commissioned piece from me you can rest assure that it will be an exclusive piece that will never be made into reproductions by me or any other company. This piece will be exclusively yours! I will share it's progress and completion on my social media (as I hope you do!), but it wont ever be reproduced as I hope this will be a piece of fine art that you can cherish and value forever.
Your painting will be created with the highest quality acrylics and on professional grade gallery wrapped canvas. Pieces over 24x30" will ship rolled up as its safer and cheaper for large paintings to ship this way.
Please contact me or fill the commissions form for accurate pricing according to your needs. Note that commissions always require a non refundable deposit of half the value of the piece, and pricing does not include additional edits to the finished painting, shipping, or framing.