Paula Kos

‘It takes a village..’ – Nanny Jac’s turn, 2022

51 × 41 cm
The sentimentality of my sister’s children now starting their own families is heightened with our roles within the family altered in line with the adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’

Welcoming grandchildren is a beautiful realisation of the cycle of life within families and the evolving and important roles of those within. I have tried to capture these tender moments in my artwork.
Paula Kos was born in country South Australia and spent time in Adelaide and Canberra before settling on the Sunshine Coast in recent years. While honing her skills at every opportunity around work commitments, her move to the Coast allowed her to embrace her passion for painting as a fulltime pursuit. Emerging as an artist, entering exhibitions from 2021, she has been selected as a finalist in many art prizes across Australia and sold works in small galleries. Paula’s work depicts the human form in oilpaint. Her love for portraiture and figurative art has evolved from her favourite pastime of drawing her family when she was young. She has developed her style over many years with exposure to various mediums and subjects under the guidance of award winning artists. Paula has come full circle returning to what is true in her heart, painting people in their day to day lives. She portrays unguarded moments in time, however ordinary, which we all experience and which are rarely captured.
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