Sunday, 13 November 2011

Artist of the Week: Paula Youens

This week we are celebrating Paula Youens as our Artist of the Week! Paula originally trained in Graphic Design & Illustration, and worked as a professional illustrator for many years. She is now working as an artist and printmaker. 

Paula is most interested in what she describes as 'the shabbier, forgotten side of life...the empty shops, lost people, shadows & weeds, rockpools & wrecks, dark corners & strange encounters'. This fascination  comes through very clearly in her work, which focuses on the often unseen, or missed details around us, celebrating a moment of a shadow cast or hidden sidestreet.

Paula started off working with 3 traditional wetfilm Olympus SLR's but now uses a Lumix, iphone, and digital SLR Canon EOS.

We'll be hearing from Paula this week on the blog, and keep an eye out for more of her work on here. Do visit her Shed Profile to see more of her work and to read more about her. All of Paula's work on the Shed Website is available to buy.

And please feel free to comment on her work on here - all feedback always very much appreciated!

Old Street Sign, Ireland, Paula Youens
Rockpool, Paula Youens

Old Shop Ireland, Paula Youens
Autumn Window, Paula Youens

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