Paula Santirocco draws on her experience in music to produce art which makes a big statement while expressing sensuality. By layering acrylic paint and using it as a water medium she gives her paintings luminous depth and richness. Sensual vintage images and other collage pieces give texture and sometimes suggest a story.
Color and texture are again the inspiration behind her line of jewelry. All pieces are made with semi-precious stones, colorful minerals, genuine pearls and sterling silver.
Paula played flute in the Cleveland area for over 20 years, as principal flute with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Ballet, the Cleveland Opera and various touring Broadway shows. During that time she developed some experimental techniques in copper enameling. Again, layering the medium, in this case glass, resulted in depth and a variety of looks in different light or from different angles. Wanting to make a big statement, she made compound pieces as sculpture and wall art. Commissions included large wall hangings for above a mantle and a set of decorative cobalt blue vessels. She is also the writer of some dozen sonnets and was published in Voices of Cleveland in 1997. Some of her sonnets are included here as part of her gallery of work.
Please enjoy looking at this online gallery. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images. Many of these works are available for sale. Paula urges you to contact her if you are interested in purchasing one. Or two.
If you would like a preview of Paula's work, please click on the link below to see her online gallery.