Paula E. Borsetti
Paula Borsetti creates abstract paintings that tell a story of her life. Her work reflects a love of family, friends and the natural environment of New England. Working in acrylic on linen and panel, she borrows colors, patterns, textures, forms and movement to create layered paintings meant to evoke personal moments and narrative. She is interested in the act of painting, how movement and materials become formal elements, how thoughts and feelings weave in and out and the dance between them all.
Paula works in series. Her Coastal series is influenced by the natural environment of New England, where she grew up and currently lives. Many mornings find her watching the sunrise at the beach or in her kayak on the lake.
Her largest and most recent PALS series is an ongoing body of work inspired by the battle her friend’s son is waging against ALS. Creating this series allows the artist to process witnessing what this disease does to people – the patients, their families, friends and the community. For this series, she states, “I am a lover of words, and I am currently using words describing this experience with ALS as layers submerged in the paintings. I am rolling these thoughts and words around in paint and letting them lead the way to paintings that resonate with a sense of strength, hope, perseverance, awareness, support and life.”
While being an art educator for almost 3 decades fed her creativity and her desire to nurture, Paula is now painting full-time.
You can find Paula’s work at the Salted Cod Arthouse, the Cultural Center and Cove Gallery at Rocky Neck and the North Shore Art Association; online at See/Me Gallery, Artsy, Women United Art Movement, Art Show International Gallery, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan Arts International and ArtsyShark.