I am an artist based in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota. I’ve always been inspired by new places discovered on my travels, and in my daily life you might find me in a coffee shop sketching people, or doing watercolor painting in my home studio. After retiring 4 years ago from a 35-year career teaching art, I now have the time to spend on my own creative pursuits and it is a dream come true.

When I retired, I moved from the suburbs to the city. Since then I’ve been to Europe four times…what a wonderful life! I’ve seen and sketched in Paris, visited Volterra, Italy for a watercolor workshop, traveled to Kent, England for another workshop and more sketching in London, and this past year to Amsterdam to participate in the Urban Sketchers Symposium.

When you travel, as many of you know, there is never enough time to see, do, eat or sketch everything that catches your eye. And so, like many others, I use my camera as my memory bank so that here at home, working in my sun-filled studio, I can relive all of it.

The process of art making is my life force, and I am grateful to have the chance to share it with you! Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments.

Lynn Pauly


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