notes about Paula ...
I have enjoyed drawing and painting
as far back as I can remember. As a young girl, my Christmas
presents usually included art supplies of some kind.
Although I attended college and received an Associate
Degree, my learning has been more "hands-on"
and "I wonder if I can do that?" kind of learning.
I have also taken evening classes from some very talented
people with a wealth of information to share.
As a mother of four and a grandmother of two, for many
years, artwork was in the form of children's birthday
cakes & Halloween costumes, or sewing clothes. Occasionally,
a commision for a home portrait, or a poster for church,
or decorating for a dance would scratch the artistic
itch. I also took opportunities to teach children's
art in a Chicago public school, and for the Fort Madison
Art Guild, along with Art Appreciation to the elementary
students in West Des Moines, IA.
Now that I have reached a time in my life where I have
the time and energy and resources to devote to more
artwork, I am looking forward to doing more of what
I love to do.
If while visiting this site, you have started to think
of ideas of something that you would like in your home
or place of business, please contact me. I look forward
to hearing from you.