Paula MacArthur is a painter & printmaker, trained at the Royal Academy & Turps Art Schools and was a John Moore’s Painting Prize winner in 1993. She's exhibited around the world; New York, Berlin, Italy, China and Poland, and regularly exhibits across the UK. She works from her studio in Rye, East Sussex.
The current focus of Paula’s work is crystals and jewels, these are explorations of colour and light, a contemporary response to Dutch 17th century vanitas painting. Solitary, precious stones are captured in the spotlight, displayed as icons which lure us in and quietly invite us to investigate the multifaceted associations we bring to these treasures.