After graduating in 1995 and buying her first computer Paulette created her business, Medical and Scientific Illustration, and then was head-hunted by Imagineering (formerly PageTwo). She worked with them until June, 1999, when illness required a year and a half hiatus, but early in 2002 she was 'off and running' in her own studio with new clients, a lifestyle the continued until 2015. The drive to create is irresistible and as she and her husband, Peter travelled, the paints and sketchbooks went too. When Peter discovered a flare for story-telling, paintings that had been done for joy became illustrations accompanying his anecdotes.
Talk: Adventures In Costa Rica
The focus of the talk will be a slide show of work that appears in the book, 'Adventures In Costa Rica', and how and why these works became irresistible subjects to paint. Playa Chiquita is rich in colourful people, scenery and culture. Plants and animals abound and occupied several mornings and afternoons of study. The magic of the sea is ever illusive but always beckoning to be recorded. The rainforest and humidity-haze lends a softness to the light and a gentle aura to the sun, all of which are a challenge to capture with a brush.