Paula Papponi studied art in New York and in New Mexico with noted artists. She received Honorable Mention in the 2012 Artavita contest. Her work has been exhibited and sold in galleries, fairs, and competitive shows in the New York area, and in New Mexico. Paula was recently awarded a Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention at the juried Art on the Rio 2010 Exhibition, Honorable Mention in the Open Juried Theme Show sponsored by The Observer, Rio Rancho Art Association, and Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce; and was the recipient of a first place award in the New Mexico Women’s Club Conference. Paula's work is currently on display online at Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; and has appeared at The Artichoke Café, and The Prairie Star Restaurants in New Mexico. Her art has been featured at the 14th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition in Santa Cruz, California, the ISAP Paso Robles Signature Exhibition in Paso Robles, California; as well as Galeria De Corrales, Gallery 66, and Johnson’s of Madrid Galleries in New Mexico. Paula's art has appeared in American Art Collector magazine, and currently has a painting in the Xanadu Art Catalogue / Holiday 2014. Her painting, Aquastract, has been accepted to appear in MasterWorks of New Mexico Art Show 2014 Exhibit, where only 25% of works submitted in the Watercolor/Acrylic Category were accepted. Paula's art was showcased at Pottery Barn in Uptown ABQ, July 2016.
My work is about the art of imagination. It is about finding my muse in the everywhere and transferring it to the visual. What happens on the blank canvas or paper is the ever-evolving divine surprise. I offer a variety of subject matter and painting mediums to produce works that are abstract and semi-representational and explore light, color, texture, and movement in order to arrive at unique visual interpretations. At times, the process of creating may be driven by a defined purpose; thus I am conscious of what I want to create. Other times, an inspiration creates an image and the result may or may not reflect exactly the particular image. The reflection of my art is a free expression of creativity and design along with a fresh and unique perspective.