Paula Maggs lives in Melbourne and has been an artist for over twenty years. She uses colour and expressive mark making to realize her emotive, poetic style.
Maggs is a keen observer of the human condition as exhibited by ordinary people living their lives, and this is where she finds inspiration.
Maggs's process is to work on multiple paintings at once, utilizing the paint colours across all canvases at the same time. Being responsive to her environment, since moving to Melbourne she has completed a body of work on urban landscapes, and most recently her series 'Domestic Bliss' , about life in lockdown due to Covid.
Paula has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions, and her work is in private collections both in Australia and overseas.
2021 Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts) LCI Collingwood
2015 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts Coffs Harbour Education Campus
2014 Diploma of Visual Arts Coffs Harbour Education Campus
2021 Spring Breeze (group) Melbourne Artists virtual/online
2021 Unlock Melbourne Artists Carringbush Hotel (group)
2021 Your Place (group) Brunswick Street Gallery
2020 Urban Roaming (solo) Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne
2020 Residency at The Emporium in Melbourne's CBD for Melbourne Fashion Week
2019 All You Can Eat (group) Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne
2019 Feminine Extravaganza (group) Black Cat Gallery Melbourne
2018 Periphery (solo) Gallery Voltaire Melbourne
2017 How Green Is My Valley (solo) Federal Hotel Bellingen
2016 Urunga Sculpture in the Park (group)
2015 Colour My World (solo) Nexus Gallery Bellingen
2014 States Of Being (solo) Nexus Gallery Bellingen
2014 Substratum (group) Art Factory Coffs Harbour Education
2014 E.J. Mantova Memorial Art Competition(group)
*Won 2nd prize in the Open Category
2012 Won entry into Surf Coast Shire Calendar Competition
2012 Art Is....12x12 Contemporary Art Prize (group)
2011 Zonta Club Geelong International Women's Day Art Exhibition(group)
2011 Won entry into Surf Coast Calendar Competition
2010 Art Is...12x12 Contemporary Art Prize(group) Highly Commended
2010 Zonta Club Geelong International Women's Day Art Exhibition (group)
2009 The Brougham Contemporary Painting Prize, Cavalier Gallery (group)
2009 Zonta Club Geelong International Women's Day Art Exhibition (group)