An established painter since 1999, I use the “Old Masters”, my own life's experiences and the experiences of those close to me as my source of inspiration. My sole purpose when painting is to celebrate the form, color, and exquisite design we see around us every day and often take for granted. I strive to portray ordinary objects with an emotion and sensuality, rich richer-than life colors, a touch of elegance, and a provocative glow with inter-plays of light.
Working primarily in oils and in the manner of realism, I work to reflect a combination of layered symbolism with a touch of subtle wit in the style of the classical table top still life. My works involve simply staged contemporary subject matters with results that I hope are thought provoking yet peaceful to the eye and mind.
My work is a conduit for my lifes’ joys, trials and tribulations and my paintings, more than words, reveal my responses to those experiences.
Paula Peacock is a still life oil painter living and working in Colorado. Her art has been described as “witty and skillful, a kind of magic that only a good realist can pull off”, (art critic, American Arts Quarterly) and “dynamic, traditional realism with a twist” (art critic, Boulder Daily Camera).
Paula has taught at the Manhattan School of Art in Boulder, CO, Life Long Learning (continuing education program) and Colorado School of Fine Art, as well as workshops in CA and CO. Paula has been a juror for local, regional and National art exhibits. She is Art Director for ‘Soft Voices’, a drop in center for adults with mental illness.
Her work can be found in numerous private collections throughout the United States as well as Italy, Brazil, Holland, Great Britain, Indonesia and Canada.