Paula Ensign

Paula Ensign

About the Artist

Paula Ensign loves nature and loves to paint – a natural combination for a plein air painter. As a studio art major at Principia College, she had a professor who sent her class outside to paint watercolors, with instructions to return to the classroom only for weekly critiques. That was the beginning of Paula’s passion for painting on location.

She says: "Favorite places. Places that intrigue, inspire, or invigorate. Places that remind us of good times or thoughtful moments. Everyone has places they love to remember or dream about. I have many. Most often they are wild and secl…

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About the Artist

Paula Ensign loves nature and loves to paint – a natural combination for a plein air painter. As a studio art major at Principia College, she had a professor who sent her class outside to paint watercolors, with instructions to return to the classroom only for weekly critiques. That was the beginning of Paula’s passion for painting on location.

She says: “Favorite places. Places that intrigue, inspire, or invigorate. Places that remind us of good times or thoughtful moments. Everyone has places they love to remember or dream about. I have many. Most often they are wild and secluded, far away from the clamor of everyday life. But I have also found delightful subjects down the street and across town. Sometimes I don’t know it’s a favorite until I’ve spent a few hours pondering, feeling, appreciating; then I realize that it has marked my soul and my life is richer for the time I spent there.”

Paula’s paintings may be seen in galleries throughout Washington, including Lakeshore Gallery in Kirkland, Crow Valley Pottery on Orcas Island, and State of the Art Gallery in Olympia, as well as regional plein air exhibitions and juried art shows.

Artist's Work

Private-dock
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Private Dock

By Paula Ensign

Canyon-road
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Canyon Road

By Paula Ensign

Morning-walk
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Morning Walk

By Paula Ensign

Road-to-owatonna
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Road to Owatonna

By Paula Ensign

Morning-fog-2
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Morning Fog

By Paula Ensign

Deer-isle
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Deer Isle

By Paula Ensign

All-tied-up
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All Tied Up

By Paula Ensign

Selected Exhibitions

  • Kirkland Art Studio Tour
    Kirkland, WA, 2011
  • San Juan Preservation Trust
    Eastsound, WA, 2011
  • Gallery by the Bay
    Stanwood, WA, 2011
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts Open Exhibition
    Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Pacific Northwest Plein Air
    Hood River, OR, 2011

Education

  • Principia College, B.A.
    Elsah, IL