Sunday, October 28, 2007

Featured Artist: Paulette Insall

Like many other artists, Paulette has been creative from a very young age. From making knotted bracelets and hair accessories as a child to taking photos for her high school year book when she was older. She never thought of herself as an artist until a few years ago. For many years she dreamed of painting, but could never bring herself to pick up a paint brush until October of 2006. That's when her love of creating stories with paint and paper began.

These days when she’s not busy entertaining her very busy four year old son, you will find her stealing any moment she can in her home studio pouring her thoughts and emotions out into the visual stories she creates through her art.

Paulette states, "My art is about the search for connection…to self, to like minded spirits, to family, and to God. Most of my work depicts a sole woman because these are the stories of my own personal search and the emotions they invoke within my soul. My hope is that the visual stories I create with my art touch people from all walks of life and let them know that they are not alone…and find comfort in that knowing."

Take a look at the image above (from her shop), this is of one of her prints. I not only included it because I happen to be a redhead, but there's a beautiful story behind it as well as follows: Your dreams are within just have to put the effort into what you want and let God take care of the rest. The hearts represent the want of love in our from a mate, family, friends. The stars represent our dreams....what ever you want in life that brings you a sense of joy, peace, comfort, and contentment. The reason why they are dangling on strings is because many times these things are right in front of us, you just have to reach for them.

For more info and her portfolio, visit

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VAST (Visual Artists Street Team)

EtsyMom Street Team

PDX Etsy Street Team

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