About the Artists

Paulette Krakowski – Collage / Mixed Media

Art has carried me through life; it is a passion, a pleasure and a therapy.  I believe art is for everyone and everyone should be exposed to art. Experimenting with different types of artwork assists you in your growth as an artist.  For over 25 years I worked in watercolor, pen & ink and graphite.  While taking a three day workshop just a few years ago I discovered collage and mixed media and it opened an entire new world for me as an artist.

Art enables me to “Think Out of the Box.”  As an artist so often we see things differently and look towards the possibility that no else sees.  Art is a part of me, something no one can ever take away from me.  Mixed media has allowed me to incorporate drawing, design, composition, color, painting, print-making, photographic transfers and objects which people throw away into art.

Art school taught me techniques but an artist takes it a step further and uses what she has learned and makes it their own.