Paula Montgomery Featured Floral Artist

Paula Montgomery discusses her works with artGuide

Paula Montgomery, Summer Obsequies, 2016, acrylic & paper, 24" x 24"

artGuide art news blog's monthly editorial's theme was floral for the month of May. Featured artist Paula Montgomery was chosen from a few select artists for her use of different textures and hues. Based out of Pinehurst, North Carolina Paula paints with emphatic brushstrokes to convey her passion for creating art. 

Lively, effervescent color rhythmically pulsates through the paintings of American artist Paula Montgomery.  Beginning each composition with a particular hue or design, Montgomery then lets her materials and concept guide her process as she produces unique and texturized canvases.  Primarily focusing on flora as a subject, Montgomery passionately transforms everyday flowers into painterly visual poems.  Utilizing either a lithe, expressionistic brushstroke or a purposeful palette knife, the artist boldly applies paints with a poetic flourish.  Unwilling to limit herself to traditional materials alone, Montgomery embraces mixed media techniques and materials in order to accumulate the abstract quality of her works.  Thus the paintings hover gracefully between abstraction and representation.  Elegant and independent, these paintings exude a sense of peace and joy.  “If my work can bring a moment of happiness to the viewer, then I feel I’ve accomplished something worthwhile,” Montgomery explains.  “I am always looking for that inner expression to make its presence felt in my work.”