Full/Fill is large scale mandala project using shopping carts from big box stores arranged in parking lots and photographed with a drone. “Through the use of the shopping cart, an item that is both utilitarian and a designed marketing tool, I examine relationships between consumption as a necessity, consumerism as an activity and the […]
The exhibit, “Sweet”, by Elisa Contemporary Art, who represents me in nyc, is on in Bridgehampton this July- Aug. 4. Go out and see it if you are there! Here’s the article in Art Daily.
Making Mandalas- Paula Brett
fe·tish noun \ˈfe-tish also ˈfē-\ : a strong and unusual need or desire for something : a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement : an object that is believed to have magical powers I was talking to my friend and she mentioned that many of my […]
“Mandala is a 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.” I’ve been drawn to Mandalas ever […]
Where to begin with this one? Oh, Lake of Forgiveness, how I struggled. This painting started about 3 years ago as so many do – with the spirit of experimentation. This time I was experimenting with some new media, gels, etc. and thought it would be fun to play […]
Here’s my list- I am grateful for: 1. Being a new mommy and all of the trials, tribulations and joys that come with it. 2. Living in a place where it’s like paradise in the winter. 3. Having creative talent and being able to express it in many forms. 4. […]
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 […]
I haven’t written a blog post in a LONG while, but have recently been inspired by Sharon Britton’s wonderful writing about her paintings. So, I’ve been back in the studio for about a month now, thanks to having a babysitter twice a week. No it wasn’t easy to leave Nolan, […]
My abstracted landscapes are impressions of places that are inspired by our earth, yet not quite of this world. I allow the colors to shift and play, forming layers that let you choose where you may be, and then choose once again.
These pieces are inspired by horizons. The Parallel Landscape Series is an intuitive interpretation of the many landscapes I saw and experienced while living abroad. They are a way to comprehend all that occurs simultaneously and yet exists uniquely for each of us. “Sunday” and “Double Landscape” are on display […]
Putting it out there
For most all of today, the sky was gray. Living in Tampa, here in the Sunshine State, I can appreciate a gray day. I don’t think I could do it for very long stretches of time, though. I do feel affected by the weather- I do love the sun. But, […]
What a lovely morning we all had PAINTING and PLAYING! Barbara, Arlene, and Carolene came to the studio with all of their gear this morning ready to go. We had a wonderful time discussing and experimenting with various media, and then putting them on our canvases. So much fun. I […]
Zilpa Vipra- sanskrit for “inspired art”. These paintings were created during summer yoga classes at Yogani Studios in Tampa, Florida. To purchase an original, please contact me. Please visit my Print Gallery to purchase prints on paper or canvas.