About the Artist

Paula Hodge was born and raised on the plains of West Texas in the
 
small town of Slaton but now resides in East Texas. 
 
She has been interested in art since her early pre-school days of
 
drawing her own paper dolls and designing their clothes. 
 
Coming from an artistic family she always had help and instruction
 
from her mother, father, and older sister.  She learned at an early
 
age about perspective, shadows, etc.  She graduated from Texas Tech
 
University with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Art.  She began painting in
 
oils in the 70's whenever she could squeeze in the time from her full time job of
 
teaching secondary math.  In June of 2000 she retired from teaching and soon after
 
began to devote her energies to her oil painting.  She has won numerous awards at both 

the Palette of Roses Art Show and the Mineola League of the Arts show.

 
 
Paula works with oils, watercolor, soft pastels, acrylic, and photography.  

She is interested in a wide variety of subject matter.  Many of her paintings are of places that she

and her husband, John, have visited on their extensive travels.  She is a member of the Palette of Roses Art League 

in Tyler, Texas, the Mount Pleasant Art Society in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Mineola League of the Arts in Mineola, TX.  

She enjoys attending workshops to gain new ideas and perspectives.  She has studied under
 
Nancy Berkhouse of Tyler and Bruce Peil of Athens, Texas as well as taking workshops 

with Ann Templeton, Bob Rohm, Matt Smith, Beverly Boren, Michael Holter, and Rusty Jones.  


Paula lets the subject and feel of the painting dictate the style she uses ranging from realism 

to impressionism.  Paula enjoys trying to recreate the mood and emotions she felt as she
 
looked at a scene.  She wants her viewers to enjoy the beautiful scenery that nature has
 
to offer and feel the wonder. 


 
Paula is represented by the Gold Leaf Gallery in Tyler, TX and 

The Salty Lady Art Gallery in Grand Saline, TX.
 
 

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