Paulette was born and raised in Philadelphia, and lived on the east coast for most of her life. She moved from modeling to fashion design after finding that she loved to sketch. That work came easily, although Paulette had training in art for four years in her teen years.She knew then that what she really wanted to be was an artist. Her designs caught the eye of a major retailer, and she spent the next 20 years in retail management rather than creating fashion.
In 2000, Paulette moved to California where she was the Director for
Camp Hollywood. Teaching young people how to act and directing plays.
At that time she started to sketch again and dabble in silk painting.
In 2004 she moved to the Oregon Coast and started painting on silk clothing.
When she moved to Oregon, she entered her first juried exhibition, Pacific
Northwest Art Annual 2005, University of Oregon in Eugene. Her
piece "Chrissie's Dance", was juried in and was on exhibition
at the Adell McMillan Gallery at the university.
Paulette's works on silk have been exhibited and sold in a museum and commercial galleries throughout the United States. In 2008 she had a one women exhibit of her silk wearable art at the Yaquina River Museum of Art in Toledo, Oregon. She has participated in numerous juried art shows, galleries, and open studio events throughout the United States. In the spring of 2009 she won Best of Show in Fine Art at Peddler's Village annual Art and Contemporary Craft Show in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.
Her work is inspired by many great artists, including Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Kandinsky, O'Keefe and Chagall. She isn't afraid to use bold colors such as rich reds and greens, beautiful blues and vivacious purples. Yet she incorporates softer shades, such as browns, deep greens and grays into her flowing designs. Her sayings on life are "It is what it is..." and "Every path has a few puddles..."