BMFA Artist Directory

Paulette West

Painting - sculpture - poetry

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In describing her work, Paulette would say that it is eclectic, covering a wide array of subject matter and media, generally following her heart. Her artistic journey began after completing a certificate program at Sheridan College. Her focus was primarily on painting, later turning to sculpture, in steatite stone, plaster and clay.

Her musical pieces are inspired by her love of music. Having attended many TSO and Jazz concerts, she observed the close personal relationship a musician has with the instrument played, the instrument being a personification of the musician thus bringing objectivity to the art work. These were developed early on, used to publicize a Jazz Festival and in Collingwood’s banner project.

She has participated in Studio Tours, group shows and Collingwood’s Art on the Street. Her work both in painting and sculpture has been recognized in Juried Art shows in Erin, Collingwood and in the Town of the Blue Mountains.
Recently, her artistic journey has taken her to writing poetry. Her poems and one of her paintings were published in “Canoe Lake Memories” Paddler Press, a poetry anthology paying homage to Canadian artist Tom Thomson. She also contributed poetry to Collingwood’s “On The Land We Love”.
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