Paula Somma

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Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
29 days ago 
The Cormorant (19x15) by Paula Somma
Pastel 19 x 15
 
Sharing the sunrise ... Painted from an earlier smaller work.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
The Cormorant by Paula Somma
12 x 9
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Trail Guide by Paula Somma
Pastel 19 x 27
 
And there she was, a sweet mourning dove showing me the way. This subject is dear to me. I painted this larger painting from a smaller version that is now residing in Minnesota.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Trail Guide by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 12
 
And there she was, a sweet mourning dove showing me the way.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
The Ranch House Paso Robles by Paula Somma
15 x 19
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
Sweet Peas by Paula Somma
9 x 12
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
7 months ago 
Ocatillo in Bloom by Paula Somma
12 x 8
 
The quiet beauty in the Anza Borrego desert.
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Paula Somma 7 months ago
Thank you Tammy!

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
Early Riser by Paula Somma
9 x 12
 
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Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
8 months ago 
The Beach House by Paula Somma
9 x 12
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
9 months ago 
Twilight Moon by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 12
 
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Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
11 months ago 
Morning Stroll, Kauai by Paula Somma
9 x 10
 
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Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
13 months ago 
Be Still by Paula Somma
Pastel 8 x 10
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Sisters by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 12
 
Inspired on a trip to Paso Robles with my dear mom. We saw these 2 trees in a freshly plowed field. Trees often remind me of people in their postures. These 2 look like sisters to me, that have gone through life together. Supporting one another and weathering the storms of life.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Strawberry Moon by Paula Somma
Pastel 8 x 12
 
I set out in the hills to watch the Strawberry Moon rise. Of course my little muse met me out there to share this view with me.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Rest for the weary by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 9
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
15 months ago 
Meet Me At The Old Oak Tree by Paula Somma
Pastel 12 x 12
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
Tower 5 (San Clemente) by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 12
 
Las Uens Tower 5, the beach I grew up on. Lot's of fond memories here. A younger me with my dog down by the shore.
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
Crossing Corto Lane by Paula Somma
Pastel 12 x 9
 
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Paula Somma 16 months ago
thank you Tammy!

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
16 months ago 
Low Tide by Paula Somma
x 12
 
 

 
Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
17 months ago 
Days End at Cape May (NJ) by Paula Somma
7.5 x 12
 
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Paula Somma Posted Artwork 
17 months ago 
Eucalyptus Moon by Paula Somma
Pastel 9 x 12
 
 

 



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Mission Fine Art Gallery
San Juan Capistrano, California - 949-291-7738



Biography
I am inspired each and every day by the beauty that surrounds me. Fascinated with the changing of light and shadows, the depth of color and reflected light, intricate patterns, textures, forms... I walk through life in awe of creation. 
 
Born and raised in San Clemente, CA, I am thankful my grandparents chose this area to call home.  With so much natural beauty it is rich with inspiration.  Whether hiking the hills or exploring the coast, I paint in response to images that move me, hoping to capture and share the joy, peace, or sense of awe that I feel in that moment.  
 
I work primarily in the pastel medium being drawn to it for its tactile nature and the way the pure color particles catch and refract light.  Pastel allows me to paint with nearly pure pigments and layer color in a way that gives a luminous quality to the work.  I enjoy exploring various mark making and techniques to create texture and movement.  Painting is truly a passion for me, the process from beginning to end is full of exploration and discoveries. 
 
I am a member of the Pastel Society of Southern California, a wonderful group of artists that have become dear friends.  I'm mostly self-taught, though I enjoy taking workshops with various artists:  Sally Strand, Richard McKinley, Lyn Asselta, Stan Sperlak, Marla Baggetta, and Alain Picard to name a few influences.  One never stops learning, I am on a life-long journey and find that it's more about the people I am meeting along the way that matter most.  Art is just the conduit that brings us all together.  
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