Patti Paulus, a founding member of ‘The Palette & The Page,’ was born in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from the University of Dayton. She has lived and studied art in various cities until she finally settled in Maryland in 1987. She currently resides in the Fair Hill region of Maryland.
Words and letters have always interested her and she took her first calligraphy class while studying at the University of Dayton. Since then, Ms. Paulus has been a member of various guilds and continues to grow artistically by studying lettering, drawing, painting and design with artists from all over the United States, England, Italy and Germany. She has been actively working as an artist since 1982. Her primary art form is hand lettered artwork, although over the last few years she has been focusing a lot of her artistic time and development on drawing with charcoal – particularly landscapes. She considers herself to be a constant student.
Her work has been exhibited in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland and Ohio, and is in numerous private collections across the world. Hand-rendered lettering designs are on the walls of homes, schools and churches in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Patti has also taught and lectured on calligraphy in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.
In 2011 Patti won third place – best in show at the annual Cecil County Arts Council Juried Show for her charcoal drawing “Tentacles.” In 2015 her charcoal drawing “Tetons at Dusk” was accepted into the Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried Exhibit in Oxford, Pennsylvania – one of 60 accepted works out of 400 submissions.
Commissions are accepted for artwork, chalk boards, certificate design, resolutions, invitations, hand lettered wall adornment, and announcements of all kinds.