Paula was born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton, and has lived within Nova Scotia her entire life. As a child, she was drawn to art, books of art, drawing, painting, and the effects of lights on everything. Growing up surrounded by such beautiful scenery influenced her tremendously. Art, however, has always been worked in around Paula’s career. She has attempted to broaden her knowledge and skill by attending many classes and workshops. She enjoys anything that can help express the depth and richness of colour and loves the many ways one can express life artistically.