Paula Gottlieb was born in 1947 in Neptune, New Jersey. She received a BFA degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with studies in Rome. In 1971 she graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with an MFA degree. She has been painting and teaching for forty years. Paula has lived in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts since 1979.
“The stunning beauty of the land and my concern for its disappearance through development and degradation are the inspiration for this new series of local landscape paintings. They are at once a glimpse, as from a moving car, and a prolonged inhalation. As I paint, it as if I am standing both inside the scene and observing it from without. Each scene I have chosen to paint is filled with personal meaning and connection to a particular place. The paintings are as much about paint as they are about place.” – Paula Gottlieb