Paula has enjoyed “making art” in many different forms since she was a young child. As an elementary school teacher, Paula always felt deeply connected to the arts and tried to instill that love in her students. She truly discovered her passion when she began to explore oil painting.
Living in New England Paula is able to observe the seasonal rhythms of nature with its endless inspiration. Most of her paintings begin with a plein air study. Although she firmly believe in working directly from life, adjustments can be made in the studio. As Paula’s painting style continues to evolve, her goal is to capture and convey the essence of a scene, communicate a sense of place and present a realistic rendering of the dance of color, the glow of light and the feel of atmosphere.
Paula strives to make paintings that speak to the heart. Through her work, she hopes to share her love of life, art and respect for nature and the environment.
Paula Hult resides in Harvard, MA and the Outer Cape in Truro. After teaching elementary school for twenty five years, she picked up her brushes and dedicated herself to oil painting. Working as a docent at the Danforth Museum enabled her to study master paintings and meet contemporary artists. In recent years she began painting with several plein air groups which aligns perfectly with her love of the outdoors and the natural landscape. She has had the opportunity to study extensively with Michelle Garro and Caleb Stone. In addition she has participated in workshop study with Joseph McGurl, Logan Maxwell Hagege and Kathy Anderson. Every June she makes a painting sojourn to Monhegan Island, Maine.
Paula belongs to many art organizations including: Concord Art, San-Cap Art League, The Truro Group, PAAM and The Chatham Creative Art Center. For the last three years her work has been juried into the All Cape Show in Chatham.