Size: 36"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I believe beauty is necessary, serving as an invitation to savor life and a way to experience a sense of the eternal. My intent is to make art that stirs the soul and connects us not only to the human experience, but also to what lies beyond our sight.
My creative process is about connection. My paintings are created through intuitive responses while engaged with the work. The process is completely organic and
spontaneous. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly emotional and personal, yet at the same time universal. It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar...like memories of a place we feel we have been before, but can't quite recall all the details of the experience.
My inspiration comes from the colors and forms found in nature. Living in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Portland, I am surrounded by a never ending wonderland of lush green forests and a bounty of colorful flora. Using color as language, my work is alive with emotion through the movement of the brushwork and the luscious layered colors. Much like memories, each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece.
Regarded as a master colorist, Paulette Insall’s lively, elegant paintings have a compelling take on contemporary abstraction imbued with southern sensibilities. Raised in Alabama, known as the Heart of Dixie, Insall has lived and worked in Portland, Oregon for the past 17 years. Her work is informed by color and forms found in nature and influenced by the work of painters Joan Mitchell and Claude Monet. With a style all her own, Insall is known worldwide for her vibrantly colored, expressive works. Infused with a sense of spirituality, Insall’s work evokes an intimate experience of the eternal. In hundreds of private and corporate collections worldwide, Insall’s work has become increasingly sought after by patrons. Most recently several of her paintings were acquired for the permanent corporate art collection at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York. Her popularity is evident in her rapidly growing online following on Instagram, which at last count was over 30,000 followers and growing at lighting speed. She has been featured in several national and regional publications, exhibits her work at galleries across the United States, and partners with interior designers and art consultants to connect with clients in need of original artwork. Insall also sells her one of a kind paintings directly through her website and enjoys creating commissioned paintings for patrons.