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Paula Santirocco draws on her experience in music to produce art which makes a big statement while expressing sensuality.  By layering acrylic paint and using it as a water medium she gives her paintings luminous depth and richness.

Color and texture are also the inspiration behind her line of jewelry.  All pieces are made with semi-precious stones, colorful minerals, genuine pearls and sterling silver.

Paula played flute in the Cleveland area for over 20 years, as principal flute with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet, the Cleveland Opera and various touring Broadway shows.  During that time she developed some experimental techniques in copper enameling.   She began writing poetry at age 14 and was published in Voices of Cleveland in 1997.  Some of her sonnets are included here as part of her gallery of work.

Earlier works explore empowerment of women and femininity. She also created The Sonnet Paintings which each convey the images of 20 of her sonnets.  These show a variety of styles, unique for each poem's imagery. 

In 2018 her son and only child died.  After a long period of being unable to paint, she found she could not pick up where she left off.  A new style developed.  Brighter, more organic and life-affirming.  She now is inspired by nature and paints fantasy forests and landscapes, sometimes with an impressionistic approach, and large, dream-like abstracts.

Please enjoy looking at this online gallery.  Many of these works are available for sale. Contact Paula if you are interested in acquiring one of her paintings. 

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