The Candalas are going to Dylan’s Candy Bar!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SWEET SPIRIT: DYLAN’S CANDY BAR PRESENTS ARTIST PAULA BRETT’S CANDY MANDALAS New York, NY, November 13, 2013- Tampa artist Paula Brett known for her candy mandalas, or as she terms them “candalas”, has teamed up with Dylan’s Candy Bar to have four of her works featured in the famous retail store. You […]

Behind the Candalas


Just as I wrote the title of this post it reminded me that I still really want to see Behind The Candelabra, the HBO movie with Michael Douglas playing Liberace.  As Liberace says, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” Back to the Candalas.  Many people have told me that when they saw these […]

Candy Mandalas


Candy+Mandala= Candala Mandala is as Sanskrit word:  manda= essence, la=within; it is a circle that contains the essence. The mandala symbolizes the laws of the universe and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, many cultures believe that the mandala also symbolizes the human soul. My intention with these Candalas is to arrange everyday […]

Cloud Sky Painting


Today I took photos of my painting process.  I am trying to resolve some older paintings that had no idea where they were going.  A horizon line always helps me to focus.  So, here are some Van Gogh-esque clouds over a colorful body of water.  I’ve started to literally draw right on the canvas with […]



Birds of Passage, site-specific performance collaborative with Jennifer Monson’s BirdBrain Dance with Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2004. Part of a performance class taught by Joan Dickinson in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Pepto Bismol Commercial

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I was cast to be the “casting director” for this Pepto  Bismol commercial shot in Budapest.   My job was to teach all of the ‘contestants’ to say “Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea” and cheer them on as they auditioned. Most of the people did not speak a lick of English.  This project took […]