The colour of Paula’s life

Coastal landscape artist Paula Knight with the ‘Colour in Your Life’ film crew at her Papamoa studio last week.

Papamoa costal landscape painter Paula Knight is set to feature in an episode of Australian television show, ’Colour in Your Life’, which will air early next year.

Last week a film crews spent the day with Paula at her Papamoa Beach Road studio where she talked about her art, inspiration, influences, and in particular, the layering techniques which she employs.

“The crew came and spent the day with me, I painted, we chatted and they filmed and they were really lovely,” she says.

“I must admit it was hard being filmed while painting, it’s usually a personal, quiet and meditative practice, having cameras and lights pointed at you was a little challenging, but really interesting.”

Paula’s acrylic paintings feature some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coastlines such as Matakana Island, Orokawa Bay, Opeto Bay, Otama Bay and New Chums Beach.

With her background as a botanical artist, many of Paula’s works include intricate and detailed foregrounds of flax, pohutakawa, nikau, cabbage trees and grasses.

“It’s those beautiful, unspoiled places that I’m drawn to, where there’s no development yet. They’re just so precious and rare I feel so inspired to paint them.”

Each 24-minute episode of ’Colour in Your Life’ focuses on an individual artist, offering viewers a look inside their studios and an insight into their artistic practices, techniques and inspiration.

“Because they’ve got so much experience with artists and galleries all over the world, they were really interesting to talk to,” adds Paula. “They had a lot of information to share which was really awesome, so I took a little bit of learning from the experience myself.”

Colour in Your Life is viewed on more than 115 channels worldwide and can be seen in New Zealand on Sky TV’s Arts Channel and various free-to air channels across the country.

The show can also be viewed online via Colour in Your Life’s YouTube channel or on its website at:

For more information or to view Paula knight’s works visit her website:

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