|SKIES PROCLAIM 6x6 oil on board by PAULA PRASS|
Finally was able to paint today and so very glad I did. Can you believe after all these years of having a long distance love affair with the ocean I have been transplanted near my life-long obsession? This is where I get lost for hours absorbing the glory of each wave and cloud. While I moved here under duress; the ocean has been such a calming and welcoming friend, for which I am eternally grateful.
You might be surprised to know that as a successful interior designer, licensed designer and artist, as a child I was told I would never amount to anything. Once I stopped believing that lie there has been no holding me back.
I became an award winning and nationally recognized interior designs in the 90’s and in 2003 I began manufacturing my own signature line of children’s and home décor. Soon after, I began licensing my designs to be made into fabrics, artwork, home décor and most recently a baby collection with Papyrus.
In 2011 my husband and I moved to San Diego and for the first time I gave myself permission to play. I picked up a paintbrush and discovered that every brushstroke is a new adventure. On a fluke I decided to enter a piece into a gallery show and when the director of the gallery purchased my painting for his home, I gained the confidence to take my art play more seriously.
Besides enjoying painting, I'm still passionate about interior design. Proof is in our fixer-upper which is in a constant state of DIY renovations. So on any given day you can find paint, sawdust or sewing thread attached to me, and some days all three.