Paula Amerine

BOTH Weekends
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Open by Appointment Year-Round

My career teaching high school art classes promoted my commitment to research, the study of art history, current events and trends that occur during an artist’s life time. Teaching also required that I continuously honed my painting and drawing skills. I have a B.A. art degree from UC Davis. I was fortunate to attend during the 1970’s when many historically accomplished artists were teaching in the world renown art department.

Color and design are important elements in my paintings. I begin a painting by considering the influence of a subject but as the process continues I find the layering of pigments by using multiple glazes leads to the subject matter becoming a secondary concern. Applying one color of glazing transparencies after another allows me to capture volume through the additional use of reflected light and cast shadows. Fabric design patterns and color theory aid me in creating interesting compositions.

I personally like visual beauty in my artwork. Painting is the one activity that allows me to bring creative splendor into my world. I surround myself with the powerful influence of nature’s perfection, fresh flowers, abundant fresh fruit and vegetables living in Placer County. The human figure has always been and continues to be an intriguing challenge for artists. I am painting with oils on wooden cradles inspired by the historic Art Deco period which allows me to bring that period into our current times. Landscapes and the female figure are my favorite subjects.

Artist Statement

I am a professional art educator and creator of many paintings required for projects I have contributed to many years. Using technology, photography, traditional drawing and paintings I produced final images I am grateful I can leave as a legacy to my community. I have experimented constantly to move beyond my comfort zone. Teaching has required studying current art trends and exploring our history has humans. I am now producing paintings on wooden cradles which are easy to display by hanging or sitting on a shelf.

Amerine Artworks Open Studio: Every 1st Saturday of every month, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Art Studios at St. Luke’s

124 Orange Street, Auburn, CA (Parking & Entrance off Lewis Street)


Medium: Oil