Hi there. I’m Paula Ogier, artist and illustrator. I live in the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
I paint my multi-layered images with an electronic pen and pad in conjunction with Photoshop. I’m self-taught at this curious medium; a result of more than a dozen years of experimentation and happy accidents. Sometimes I begin with my photographs or paper collages, building upon on them with digital “paint.” The final images are then giclée printed in bold, beautiful color.
I’m charmed by both animals and architecture, and both make their way into some of my art. I’m also drawn to striking graphics and motifs, taking pleasure in designing patterns inspired by various movements and cultures including Art Deco, Craftsman, Asian, Art Nouveau, Victorian and Americana. I am equally fond of layering my hand drawn pattern designs in my images.
My aspiration to arouse beauty and humor makes me less interested in creating art to point out the rotten and unjust things of this world. I leave that noble cause to others. It is my wish that my art inspires pleasure, joy or wonder.
Much of my work can be seen here. I also have a studio in the SoWa district of Boston’s South End at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203. You can find me there by chance or by appointment. Feel free to contact me through my website.
In this Boston Artist blog, you’ll find my own art adventures mixed with art-related things and people who inspire me both locally and beyond.