About

Artist Statement:

My art is all about emotions and energy, light and love. I don’t come up with the ideas for my paintings. I am merely the channel that brings them into existence. When I began my current style I had no idea where it was coming from because I was still “asleep”. The process of finding my signature style was one of self discovery and at the same time, Universal discovery. What I have learned during this time, is my purpose as an artist. What I am here for. To spread a feeling, emotion, shall I say, an energy of love. Love is the most important feeling we as humans can experience. It’s the one emotion that stays behind when we leave this life. Love is what we are here for. Love grounds us and makes us soar! My art is my gift. A gift to me from the Universe and a gift from me to you. It’s my connection to Spirit and my reason for being here.

Bio:

I was born an artist, but I knew from the time I was 15 that I would always be an artist.

2011 marks my twentieth anniversary as a professional artist.  I have always had an intense desire to create. I am fortunate and grateful for my life as an artist and making a living doing something I love and have passion for.  Besides family, art is the most important part of my life. Thanks to all the wonderful people who have supported and bought my art, my childhood dream has become a reality.

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband, guitarist/composer Aaron Lewis, two dogs and four chickens in a great old house about half a mile from the Rio Grande River. Most mornings you will find us walking our dogs along the Bosque.

I spend my days working in my home studio. I am also an active participant in the Albuquerque artist community. In 2008, my husband and I co founded Chroma Studios, professional working studio spaces for artists and musicians. Going strong in our fourth year, we rent private studios in two different locations here in Albuquerque.

I currently work mainly in oils and sometimes acrylics, but I have worked with a variety of mediums. My current body of work is what I call my Spiral Abstracts, more commonly known as Abstract Expressionism.

Here are the last twenty years in a nutshell;
Started my first art business when I was 21 years old, after serving in the US Army and wanting to spend more time with my young sons

Divorced once, long ago, in what feels like another lifetime (1995)

Discovered my soul mate (he was right there all along), fell in love, and now living happily ever after (1995-present)

Graduated from college(2000)

Lived in four different states, in 11 different homes, the current one for ten years

Created hundreds of original pieces of art and sold over 30,000 originals, prints and other pieces of my art.

Lived through the grief and loss of my dad (2008)

Owned three art related businesses, closed two, still own the third

Moved my art studio over 20 times

My three sons are now grown and we are empty nesters! (Bryan, 26, Jeff, 22 and Nate, 20)

13 responses to “About

  1. You go Paula!!! :) That’s wonderfully written! I really like that you wrote art is not just what you want to do, it’s who you are. I think that alot of people don’t understand that about artist’s.

  2. Thanks Angela! Yes, being an artist is not a choice!

  3. Paula, you are an inspiration. So wonderful that you are living your dream and had the courage to make it happen!

  4. Well, hey you! I didn’t know you had a WP blog!

  5. I have nine months now… :D And LOVE it!!!

  6. That’s awesome Michelle! It has it’s ups and downs, but I have met some awesome people through my blog so it’s totally been worth it! My only problem is when I can’t think of something to blog about! :)

  7. You have given me new hope. As you may know sometimes it is difficult to stay the course. I will give it a go again. Thanks,
    RT
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BootsAndArt

    • Robert,
      So glad I could be of help to you. Success means falling down 7 times and getting back up 8 or 50 or 100. You only need to have faith that you can accomplish ANYTHING! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING you set your mind to! :) Good luck to you and please visit again and let me know how you are doing! :)

  8. Thank you for taking the time…
    Sincerely,
    Robert

  9. Wow, I really love your art. I discovered your art through the, “My art Licensing story” on YouTube. Your art has a really positive energy!!

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