Paula’s practical approach involves dismantling and researching in order to discover the component parts of a subject or medium, thus informing my understanding and enabling her to develop new innovative outcomes, always with attention to detail and relentless enthusiasm.
Through colour and visual excitement, she develops designs inspired by the racing colours that convey the thrill of the race, whilst imparting historical information. They can also be interpreted as fun, balanced arrangements of pattern and colour. It is a complex combination of information to display and the patterns demand an accurate finish.
She enjoys sharing the history of racing colours with visitors as Artist in Residence at the National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket for five years. She has developed a range of prints and products. Most recently designing a bespoke range called ‘The Queen’s Colours’ to celebrate the opening of the new Horse Racing museum in Newmarket by Her Majesty the Queen.
Paula is also an Art Educator, formally in colleges and schools and is very enthusiastic about designing and working on community projects, especially to engage others in things they wouldn’t normally do. This year has been spent helping retired racing people commit their racing careers and therefore their legacy, to individual Personal Journals.