'Paula loves to paint' says my kindergarten report card. This remains as true today as it was then. I am fascinated by light, by the interplay of light and shadow, by the tactility of paint, by color. I love how the human face and the landscape are both constantly changing I enjoy painting both the external likeness of a person or animal as well as connecting to and showing their soul on my canvas. When I paint the landscape I am preserving a vanishing treasure."
Paula Gottlieb was born in 1947 in Neptune, New Jersey. She received a BFA degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome and graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with an MFA degree. She has lived in the hills of western Massachusetts since 1979.
Paula teaches workshops, classes and retreats in painting and drawing at her studio in Cummington MA, at IS183 in Interlaken, at Greenfield Community College and at other schools and venues in western Mass, southern VT and New Hampshire. Her paintings can also be seen at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton MA, at her Cummington studio and at www.paulagottlieb.com