Artist Paula Fraser

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I have enjoyed being creative all my life.  Even my career was to inspire and cultivate the creativity of young children.  Being a preschool, elementary teacher gave me the experience of constantly being creative and has certainly led me artistically to where I am in my life right now.
Having an innate desire to constantly learn, I was always interested in embracing new things and learning from other people. Being such a curious person has always kept me on the road of discovery. The artist in me cherishes the way painting can capture moments in time.  It is amazing what I have been able to witness over the years. My life experiences, places I've traveled to, people I have met, all inspire a desire for me to capture these things in my art. To create something that I can share both now and hopefully with others when time has long passed.
I love color, its use, and the way light and textures can express your emotions, and of course getting messy is always fun. All these elements led me to the pastel medium. I have an appreciation for impressionists and realists and try to combine some of these elements in my work. Art at every level is about self-expression. When I am painting everything becomes encompassed by the story I am telling. Each journey on canvas is a chance to share my feelings and vision.
The American artist Georgia O'Keefe couldn't have said it any better...
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe 
What is Pastel ?
Sometimes people see pastel painters and say, “looks like they are drawing with chalk, isn’t that what they use in school on a blackboard?”  NOT SO!
All pigments used in painting are the same, whether [...]

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