Regarded as a master colorist, Paulette Insall’s lively, elegant paintings have a compelling take on contemporary abstraction imbued with Southern sensibilities. Raised in Alabama, known as the Heart of Dixie, Insall has lived and worked in Portland, Oregon for the past 17 years. Informed by color and forms found in nature and influenced by the work of painters Joan Mitchell and Claude Monet, her work has an overwhelmingly universal appeal. With a style all her own, Insall is known worldwide for her vibrantly colored, expressive works. Infused with a sense of spirituality, Insall’s work evokes an intimate experience of the eternal.
In private and corporate collections worldwide, Insall’s work has become increasingly sought after by patrons, most recently being acquired for collections in Manhattan and Washington D.C. Her popularity is evident in her rapidly growing online following on Instagram, which at last count was almost 19,000 followers and growing at lighting speed. She has been featured in several national and regional publications, exhibits her work at galleries across the United States, and partners with interior designers and art consultants to connect with clients in need of original uplifting artwork. Insall also sells her one of a kind paintings directly through her website and enjoys creating commissioned paintings for patrons.
I am a painter working in acrylics on canvas. Working out of my studio in Portland, Oregon, I make expressive abstract paintings informed by the beauty of nature and faith.
I believe beauty is necessary, serving as an invitation to savor life and a way to experience a sense of the eternal. My intent is to make art that stirs the soul and connects us not only to the human experience, but also to what lies beyond our sight.