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Paula E Borsetti

About the Artist

Paula E Borsetti

Wear The Pants

Wear The Pants

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Paula E Borsetti

For as long as I can remember I have been creating, my hands busy at work. Creating is like breathing. In and out, a part of you that you can harness to ground, elevate, soothe, and heal. Like breathing, to not do it is not an option. I paint because it brings me joy and sustains my life. I paint to understand myself and the world around me. I paint to bring me closer to who I am and who I am meant to be. I paint to heal, to see, to be, to share.

Often I go to the same beach at sunrise. Tides leave behind a different trace. The same place, yet never the same. This is my act of painting. In the studio I put out paint, begin the process and start the ebb and flow. At the end of the day, the tide has receded and nothing is the same. Each mark, color and stroke is a new discovery.

Acrylic paint allows me to layer traces of what is becoming. Charcoal, graphite, crayon, stencils, spray paint and lace all join in the story. A mark, a response, a color, a response, a movement, a response, a sound, a response, a feeling, a response, a smell, a response. Wild crazy marks, frenetic energy slashes followed by a slow mark tracing a path. I am the tortoise and the hare dancing together.

These palettes and compositions reflect my deep roots in New England. Dividing my time between Massachusetts and Maine, coast and lake, influences my marks, shapes and colors, as did attending art school in the late 1970’s. My current work is informed by formal elements, the picture plane, movement and mark-making combined with a love of experimenting with materials, layering and balancing differences. Incorporating lace patterns speaks to the nurturing women in my life as well as the relationship between conceal and reveal. These are my parts of speech, my language.

My story is unfolding for you to be read over and over again. Exploring nurturing, grief, wandering, barriers, baring my soul, facing fears, wild imaginings, dreaming, bursting with joy, healing and being human. I aim to make connections.

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