Side Step

Brenda Paulson

Army 1973-1974

I think I began drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon! My serious art career was by all intents and purposes a twist of fate. I was asked by my boss at the time if I could make something look like a finish, I think it was wood and I replied sure. That answer led to a 15 year career and business in Telluride named "Moondance Designs" as an interior decorative painter.

During that time I was heavily involved with the first incarnation of the Telluride Repertory Theater Company and completed the finishes on most of the sets for their shows.

After leaving the area I began working in fine art finding my voice and story,,,enjoying the journey, I hope you do too!

Artist Statement

Like many veterans I have PTSD, Mine is from Military Sexual Trauma notated by the military as MSTPTSD - They do like initials for everything!).

Art for me is a way to rediscover and to express visually emotions that are difficult to express any other way. Through art I have been able to find the humor, beauty mysticism - also the pain sorrow and injustice I feel and in the world around me. Art has given me a direction so needed in my life. It has place itself throughout my life as the anchor that has held me through time of great joy and angst. I am thankful I have had such an anchor.

All art works are for sale, sizes range from 12 x 12 to 36 x 40, and prices vary.  If you would like more information on any or all paintings contact us at the Veterans Art Center


 

Muses

Muses

A Storm is Coming

A Storm is Coming

Yeti Mountain

Yeti Mountain

Still Life with Gourd

Still Life with Gourd

Dogma in Space

Dogma in Space

Pondering Nude

Pondering Nude

Solitude

Solitude

Pondering Nude

Pondering Nude

Tea with an Old Friend

Tea with an Old Friend

Brandy Glass with Flour

Brandy Glass with Flour

Goddess with Aura

Goddess with Aura

Petals

Petals

Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain

Still a Pup

Still a Pup

Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

Fun in the Snow

Fun in the Snow

Ovaries in the Moonlight

Ovaries in the Moonlight

Vin et Vilo

Vin et Vilo

Fish Balls

Fish Balls

When Masks Fall

When Masks Fall

Still Life in White

Still Life in White

Grasslands

Grasslands