About the Artist

"The pool of my creativity is blended from all things real, fantastical, emotional, and spiritual, and it draws energy from everything around me. I never know when a new creation wants to be born, so I like to have a sketch book handy when I'm away from the drawing board."

Paulina's world is filled with magical creatures born of intuition and imagination. Having spent much of her time drawing from a young age, Paulina finds solace in creating and sharing her unique brew of whimsy. Her fanciful designs have been collected worldwide for over two decades.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, she reflects, "my kind-hearted imaginary monster was perhaps not so imaginary afterall. I've been drawing ever since I can remember, and alternate worlds/dimensions have always been real and close by for me."

Paulina creates her work mainly using watercolour, ink, and watercolour pencils. "My first love is line art; working with shadow and light using intuitive, organic, fine lines. I like to combine my pen & ink work and watercolour layer by layer, and my technique can vary from piece to piece."

Paulina's inspirations are endless: books, films, theatre, dance, music, ghosts, animals, botany, oceans, tarot, and astronomy are but a fraction of that which fuel her creations. Her artistic influences include Kay Nielson, Sumalith Wulfing, Edward Gorey, Gustav Klimt, Arthur Rackham, Aubrey Beardsley, Harry Clarke, Richard Doyle, Richard Dadd, Maurice Sendak, and Frank Newfeld --- to name but a few.

A songwriter and Projekt Records artist, Paulina composes and produces music. "I've been writing songs on piano since I was a little girl, and realized that it was time to delve back into that audio flame. Sound and vision come from the same sea of creativity. You could say that my music is what my art sounds like."

A student of bellydance, Paulina performs on rare occasions. "Visual art, music, and dance form a nourishing triptych, and I cannot have one without the other."

Through the years, the mysteries of the paranormal have been an influence in Paulina's work. Having experienced and researched the paranormal for most of her life, Paulina says, "ghosts and other 'unseen' interdimensional beings are everywhere, and they're often trying to communicate with us from the multitude of layers in space and time."

Paulina works from her home studio where she creates, paints and writes for most of her waking hours, catering to the constant demands of her little muses. A solitary witch, Paulina resided in the New Orleans area from 2005 to 2007. New Orleans is a city that Paulina and her wonderful husband Kevin both love dearly, and still consider it home. A practitioner of energy medicine for over 15 years, Paulina dedicates time each day to Reiki and Pranic Healing. She's also been vegetarian/vegan for over 20 years. Paulina and Kevin now live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their two feline furbabies, Mortimer and Lilith.

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Card Decks:

The Witchlings Deck of Spells (available February 2014)

'The Faerie Guidance Oracle' (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2012)

Joie de Vivre Tarot (78-card deck released through US Games Inc., 2011)

Paulina Tarot (78-card deck released through US Games Inc., 2009)

Music:

'Sugar Wingshiver' (Projekt Records, available 2013, official release 2014)

'Ice Iris' Holiday EP (Projekt Records, 2012)

'Ornamental' Various Artists (2-CD Projekt Holiday Collection, 2012)

'Lost in Oz' (Ulaluma Productions, 2012)

'Girl in a Moonbeam Cloak' (Ulaluma Productions, 2012)

'Time Traveler' (Ulaluma Productions, 2011)

'Bloodroots' (Ulaluma Productions debut release, 2010/2011)

Television Appearances:

'Shadow Hunter' Fairies episode (2005)

Books:

'Scary Little Faeries' chapbook written/illustrated by Paulina. Limited-edition. (2008)

'Lullabye & Latimer' chapbook written/illustrated by Paulina (2007)

'Countess Izabella' chapbook written/illustrated by Paulina. Limited-edition (2006)

'The Secret World of Faeries and Birds' chapbook written/illustrated by Paulina. Limited-edition (2006)

'Mundae' chapbook written/illustrated by Paulina. Limited-edition (2006)

'Ten Turtles on a Trampoline' written/illustrated by Paulina (1999)

'Chester's Cookies' written/illustrated by Paulina.Only a very small-run had been published. All copies sold out. (1997)

'The Stew' written by Ray Jones, illustrated by Paulina. Award winner in Canada's Studio Magazine. Unavailable for sale. (1991)

Miscellaneous:

'Pixie Kin' 2011 (Paulina Cassidy wall calendar, published by Amber Lotus)

'Pixie Kin' 2010 (Paulina Cassidy wall calendar, published by Amber Lotus)

'Pixie Kin' 2009 (Paulina Cassidy wall calendar, published by Amber Lotus)

'Vampire Art Now' (2011)

'The World of Faery' follow-up to the successful 'The Art of Faery' (2005)

'The Art of Faery' -- a collection of faery-inspired work by worldwide renowned artists (2003)

Tori Amos RAINN wall calendar (2003)

'Kate Bush - I segugi dell'amore' (Italina publication containing over 20 pen/ink illustrations by Paulina, 2004)

'Tori Amos - The Bee Sides' (Rare and collectible music book with over 20 illustrations by Paulina. Copies can still be found through Amazon. 1995)

Magazine/Early Publications:

TAPS Paramagazine illustrations (May/June/Sept/Oct 2010)

TAPS Paramagazine illustrations accompanying feature article (2009) -PDF download-

'Faerie Magazine' feature article (winter 2007)

'l'essentiel' magazine of Quebec,Ontario: feature article (issue 25, 2003)

'Canadian Wildlife' illustrations (1997-2000)

'Dogs in Canada' illustrations (1998-2002)

'Harrowsmith Country Life' illustrations (1998)

'Studio Magazine Annual Awards' (1991-1992)

All images on this website are copyright © Paulina Cassidy.