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Balnagask Sunset

Paula Silvester

I began painting in 2017 having joined Michael Samson’s art classes as a start to my retirement as a primary school teacher. I soon found I really enjoyed painting and was always eager to learn more each week. I prefer painting landscapes, especially if they show colourful skies and water. My ‘go to’ medium is acrylics which I like to paint onto canvas though I also enjoy the occasional watercolour. I did a series of robin and bluetit sketches using pastel pencil and have also done several cat and dog portraits with this medium; more recently I drew a pheasant

I try to paint every day where possible for a couple of hours and love to see a picture come together. I have been quite successful in selling my art, not only in Scotland but also my artwork has travelled to England, Australia, Canada, USA, Dubai, Germany and Brazil.

I was amazed and delighted to have been awarded the ‘People’s Choice’ award at the Stonehaven Art Exhibition in 2022 for my largest painting to date – Sunrise Over Aberdeen Beach.

Most of my art work is then reproduced as prints, greetings cards, coasters and placemats.

Hill of Fare, Banchory
Gourdon Harbour
Torry Boathouse
Autumn at Duthie Park
Glorious Summer Dee
Linn of Dee
Sweet Treats
Trees along the Dee
Glorious Summer Dee