A little bit about me (also known as my biography)
My name is Paulette Insall and I was raised in Alabama, known as the Heart of Dixie. I've lived and worked in Portland, Oregon for the past 17 years. My work is informed by color and forms found in nature and influenced by the work of painters Joan Mitchell and Claude Monet. In hundreds of private and corporate collections worldwide, my work has become increasingly sought after by patrons. Most recently several of my paintings were acquired for the permanent corporate art collection at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York. I have been featured in several national and regional publications, exhibited my work at galleries across the United States, and won awards for my artwork. I sell my one of a kind paintings here through my website and I enjoy creating commissioned paintings for my collectors as well.
My abstract paintings come from my heart....expressing emotion as a visual language, using pure color and expressive marks to connect and communicate. I've been told by my fans that my work emits a special light and magic that is both spiritual and moving.
I believe beauty is necessary, serving as an invitation to savor this one precious 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 beauty of the human experience, but also to what lies beyond our sight. My purpose is to help you live your best life by creating beauty that brings you joy and serenity in an otherwise noisy and imperfect world.
My paintings are created through intuitive responses while engaged with the work. The process is completely organic and spontaneous. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly emotional and personal, yet at the same time universal. It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar...like memories of a place we feel we have been before, but can't quite recall all the details of the experience.
My inspiration comes from the colors and forms found in nature. Living in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Portland, I am surrounded by a never ending wonderland of lush green forests and a bounty of colorful flora. Using color as language, my work is alive with emotion through the movement of the brushwork and the luscious layered colors. Much like memories, each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece.
Though largely self taught over my career, I have studied with Krista Harris, Audrey Phillips, and Charlotte Foust. I am influenced by the work of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Monet, and Van Gogh.