Landscape and Still Life Artist in Oil and Pastel

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After a long and successful career in marketing and branding financial institutions and higher education, Paula David has reconnected with her artistic roots to pursue a life as a full-time artist. She paints what she loves, capturing the beauty and the character of Cape Cod and the Islands in oil and pastel.

Paula and her husband Ken divide their time between Worcester and the Cape, where they lovingly restored a quintessential 1920’s cottage in Brewster. Several years back they combined their love of the Cape with their love of mermaids to found Cape Mermaid, an apparel and home goods brand that celebrates the coastal lifestyle.

Paula is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she studied marketing and visual communications. She began her career as a graphic designer and creative director for several advertising agencies and later rose to be a senior-level marketing executive and well-known brand strategist. She built and cultivated several world-class marketing organizations and branded some of the nation’s largest and most respected higher education and financial institutions, earning numerous national awards for excellence in her field.

In addition to her professional pursuits, she is a member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, the Children’s Circle of Care at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Worcester Boys and Girls Club and Discover Central Mass.

Paula continues to hone her craft and has studied with many of the Cape’s foremost artists including Jeanne Rosier Smith, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Rosalie Nadeau, Paul Schulenburg, and Steve Kennedy. She has been juried into many national and regional art exhibitions and often can be found painting on site locally, including at Gallery 31 Fine Art.

Dune Shadows   10 x 8 Oil by Paula David / $350

Dune Shadows 10 x 8 Oil by Paula David / $350

Eventide On the Flats   18x24 Oil on Canvas Board / SOLD / Commissioned paintings in this genre are available

Eventide On the Flats 18x24 Oil on Canvas Board / SOLD / Commissioned paintings in this genre are available

Net of Wonder   18x24 Oil on Canvas / $1500

Net of Wonder 18x24 Oil on Canvas / $1500

Sunny Morning   14x11 Oil on Canvas Board / $550

Sunny Morning 14x11 Oil on Canvas Board / $550

Spring Break   11x14 Oil on Canvas / $550

Spring Break 11x14 Oil on Canvas / $550

Christmas on the Nantucket Harbor   9 x 12 / $475

Christmas on the Nantucket Harbor 9 x 12 / $475

Highland Light   11 x 14 oil by Paula David / $550

Highland Light 11 x 14 oil by Paula David / $550

Sandy Neck Quadridiptych   4 Four x four Oils / $300

Sandy Neck Quadridiptych 4 Four x four Oils / $300

Gathering Storm    18 x 12 Pastel by Paula David   /   $735

Gathering Storm 18 x 12 Pastel by Paula David / $735

Dogface Rock  14 x 11 Oil by Paula David   /   $525

Dogface Rock 14 x 11 Oil by Paula David / $525