Paula Waterman can’t remember a time she was not making art. For the past decade, she has been doing just that as a full-time artist. She works in scratchboard and in oil. Her subject matter is mostly the animals she sees in the wild and in the company of people. She has a particular interest in birds, and of dog subjects, though landscape and marine subjects are also important to her. A common thread in all her work in both media probably is the critical importance of light source and light color. In fact, she feels that light is the true subject in all her work.
Paula is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and has participated in their juried members’ exhibitions. She is also a regular participant in the Maritime Gallery’s International Marine Art exhibition. Paula has consistently shown in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in their annual “Birds in Art” exhibition with works in both media. In 1999, the museum purchased her exhibition piece for the permanent collection. A scratchboard of a Great Horned Owl is included in Jeffrey Whiting’s book The Atlas of North American Birds – Owls. She was the subject of a feature article in Wildlife Art magazine in 1997, and was profiled in the November-December 1999 issue as an “Artist to Watch in the New Millennium,” as well as in the March/April 2001 issue.