"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 try to have a sketch book handy when I'm away from the drawing board."
Paulina's world is filled with magical creatures born of creative intuition and limitless imagination. She draws and brushes them into our world with love and an essence of herself. Having spent much of her time drawing from a very young age, Paulina finds solace in creating and sharing her own magical brew of whimsy. Her unique vision, style and fanciful designs are loved and collected worldwide.
Paulina has been building a growing customer base worldwide since the debut of her website in 1999, Restless Moon Gallery.
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 very real and very 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. Other times, I like to explore acrylics. It all depends on the space I'm in at the moment."
Paulina's inspirations are endless: books, films, theatre, dance, music, ghosts, animals, botany, oceans, tarot, and astonomy are but a fraction of that which fuel her creations. Her artistic influences include 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, Paulina records and produces her own albums as side-projects. "I used to write songs on piano when I was a little girl; it's due time to revisit and liberate that audio flame! Sound and vision, afterall, come from the same sea of creativity."
Alongside the art and music, tribal fusion belly dance is another one of Paulina's passions. She's a student of Zanzibar School of Bellydance in Chattanooga, and has studied with Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, and Mardi Love. Paulina also practices kundalina yoga.
With a love for energy healing, Paulina dedicates time each day to Reiki and Pranic Healing. She's been a student of energy medicine for over 10 years & applies energy work to her art.
Through the years, the mysteries of the paranormal have always been an influence in Paulina's work. Having experienced and researched the paranormal for most of her life, Paulina says, "ghosts and other interdimensional beings are everywhere, and they're often trying to communicate with us from various layers in our space and time. Every house I've ever lived in has had some form of spirit activity, as does the house in which we're now living. I welcome them here because they're quiet, respectful spirits. They like being here. I often sense energy shifts and can often tell when spirits are present. Most of them mean well and I welcome them, as long as there's always a mutual respect, and as long as they don't try to zap my energy. That's where I draw the line.There have been ghosts in my parent's house ever since I can remember. They're still there, yet the spirits we've been dealing with give no reason to fear; they've always been protective. I believe the land itself is haunted by spirits from different eras, including Native American. We've seen faerie lights in the gardens and in the house. There's always been an array of activity that comes and goes through the years, and it's never stopped; it never will. One day, I will haunt those lands, too. Tempestuously so!"
Paulina works from her private 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 husband Kevin both love dearly, and still consider it home. Paulina and Kevin now live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their two feline furbabies, Mortimer and Lilith.
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