The botanical forms of nature are the subjects of my current work in photography and my work with hand-painted, textile surface design. I draw inspiration from the shapes, textures, colors and transitional energies of the seasons. I’m drawn to the ephemeral, the transforming, the impermanent.
Utilizing the medium of digital photography, I create works of art on paper and canvas. I also experiment with hand-painted, textile surface design where I can indulge my passion for color and experience the tactile quality of art-making in this medium. The botanical forms of nature, rendered in the classic black and white genre, are the subjects of my current work in photography. I draw inspiration from the shapes, textures, colors, and transitional energies of the seasons. The ephemeral, the transforming, and the impermanent are concepts that I explore in my work. My strongest influences are the classic works of Imogen Cunningham, Georgia O'Keeffe and, Brett Weston, especially those that depict botanical subject matter and abstraction.
Paulette De Lucia, B.A., A.A., is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with photography and experiments with hand-painted, textile surface design. She is committed to utilizing art in service to causes and her community. As part of that commitment, she serves on the executive body of a regional not-for-profit arts organization, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., where she is responsible for the design and content development of the organization's website. She has called attention to humanitarian issues using exhibitions and her website as a platform. Paulette's work has been exhibited in regional, national, and juried exhibits throughout Connecticut and New York City.
Her initial, early studies, under internationally renowned conceptual artist Jack Sal, included traditional film-based photography. She studied digital photography at the photography center of Serenbe Institute in Georgia, one of the leading visual and performing arts centers in the Southeastern United States, and technique with celebrated photographer Lois Greenfield in New York City. She studied surface textile design techniques with artist and master designer Hellenne Vermillion in the Atlanta metro area.
Paulette resides and works in her native state of Connecticut, in New England, the Northeastern region of the United States.
"She is Rising" Exhibit, Benefit for LiveGirl
Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
May 27 – June 7
Juror: Abby Bangser, founder and creative director of Object & Thing, founding head of the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries.
Slater Memorial Museum's 76th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Norwich, Connecticut
2019 Connecticut Women Artists Annual Invitational Council Exhibit, Chase Family Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut 2019 Connecticut Women Artists Annual Members' Juried Exhibition, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, Connecticut 2019 National Association of Women Artists, juried Small Works Winter Exhibition, NAWA Gallery, New York City 2018 Arts Center East, 7th Annual Artist Members' Exhibition, ACE Gallery, Vernon, Connecticut 2018 Connecticut Women Artists, 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Farmington, Connecticut 2018 National Association of Women Artists, juried, Small Works Winter Exhibition, NAWA Gallery, New York City 2018 Art Center East, 6th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, ACE Gallery, Vernon, Connecticut 2017 Connecticut Women Artists, Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, ACE Gallery, Vernon, Connecticut 2017 Art Center East, 6th Annual Artist Members' Exhibition, ACE Gallery, Vernon, Connecticut 2016 46/21: 46 Million Slaves - 21st Century Slavery, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia