"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” 


Fine Artist - Realist Painter 


In her earlier years, she sold many watercolour paintings through art exhibitions in St. John's, Newfoundland. Although much commission work has directed her to try her hand at oils but watercolours and acrylic still remain her favourite choices of media for painting. One of her earlier works was titled "My Aching Back", a watercolour of a pot of blueberries sitting in a field, completed in 1988 and still remains one of her favourite paintings. Another beloved piece is her recent work of a detailed skate, which displays a common Canadian passion... hockey.  Paula has released a print of this piece along with some of her other most recent paintings.

Paula's natural gift for both drawing and painting has enabled her to create magical portraits that are as realistic as the image itself. Her career has survived mainly through commissioned sales from customers who are always pleased with the end result. Paula has been featured in a local St. John's newspaper, The Evening Telegram, as well as the Newfoundland Herald.  More recently, Paula has been commissioned by the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame to draw portraits of their inductees.  These portraits were given as gifts and copied to brass plates which are now hanging in Ottawa's City Hall.

Paula is currently focusing on returning to her love of Fine Arts.  She now has her personal studio where she can express herself on her own time.  


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Paula Armstrong (nee MacDonald) has been a freelance watercolour artist since 1985. She is a proud Newfoundlander who grew up in the town of Torbay.  Paula has had extensive training at the Ed Roche School of Art and has received diplomas in Architectural Engineering Technology and Commercial Art at the Cabot College of Applied Arts, Technology and Continuing Education (now College of the North Atlantic) in St. John's, Newfoundland. 

The rocky shores and rugged coastlines of Newfoundland, lighthouses, churches, outport fishing sheds and seasonal Newfoundland traditions such as "Mummers" are reflected in much of her paintings and drawings. Paula's work encompasses her love of Newfoundland culture. She uses mostly watercolours and acrylics to express her intense interest in artistic designs. Portraits in graphite & coloured pencils and calligraphy are also included in her talents.