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.



2022-2023 Master of Fine Art RMIT Melbourne

2021 Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts) LCI Melbourne

2015 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts Coffs Harbour Education Campus

2014 Diploma of Visual Arts Coffs Harbour Education Campus


2022 Surreal (group) AGRA Camberwell

2022 Harmony (group) Post Gallery Brunswick

2022 This Is Me (group)  Bendigo Bank Lygon St.

2022 Smorgasbord (group) The Hut gallery

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)