Form and space, color and light. Paula’s bold use of color and strong compositional elements convey a sense of space, light and design. Her paintings are interpretations of events resulting from experimentations with paint and plastic. The digital compositions are a result of her curiosity and adaptability to the digital world we live in.
Paula Maratea’s personal journey as an artist began in 1962 when she was five. It was a work of art! Sitting at the long table with the other children she decided to become an Artist. Having been to an Artist’s studio, “the place was full of paintings.”
Paula studied painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond Virginia and continued her studies receiving a Baccalaureate in Information Systems. After moving to Southern California she attended the University of California, Los Angeles and studied computer graphics. “My first graphics computer was an Amiga, Apple made them”.
Marriage, work transfers and children caused a shift in materials from painting to digital work and then back again, and then again. “Learning new skills will generally cause fundamental changes in your process. “In the end it is still all about form and space, color and light”.