Today we’d like to introduce you to Paul Pedulla.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Paul. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I woke up one morning 12 years ago with the thought that I had to paint. It was a strong urge I couldn’t ignore. So I enrolled in art classes and found I was loving every minute.
This led to juried shows, sales, favorable press and gallery representation all over the country.
Sometimes I wonder how it all happened. It’s as though as soon as I made the decision to paint, doors started to open.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Probably my biggest challenge was resisting the temptation to paint what I thought others want to see. Fortunately, I learned quickly to paint only what I want to paint, to express what’s coming from deep inside me and to not worry about where it’s all leading in a career.
I think being focused on my work in this way has been freeing for me and for others who are drawn to my paintings. The emotion or “soul” of my work is right there to be seen and experienced on every canvas.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Paul Pedulla, Artist story. Tell us more about the business.
My contemporary paintings are representational yet minimal. There’s a simplicity that draws you in and a depth that finds you frequently discovering something new.
What you see is a moment, often revealing a relationship between neighboring houses, a building and the sky, a road and the landscape, the sky and the sea, figures in an environment or a window and the world it views.
I’m drawn to an uncluttered sensibility both on my canvasses and in day-to-day life. What I leave out of my paintings is probably as important as what I put in.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Funny you should ask about this. Sometimes I feel I’m lucky. (Other people have told me I am.) But then I think, maybe I’m really just grateful. In other words, I can look back at my rejections and successes as though they were all a gift. Collectively, they’ve played an important role in leading me to where I am today.
Gratitude has been a key force in my life and I think it comes out in my paintings. So I guess I’m both lucky and grateful my work has been singled out by art professionals, educators and interior designers from Seattle to New England and can be found in homes and businesses from California to Germany. I don’t take this for granted.
- Address: 450 Harrison Ave, studio 314, Boston
- Website: paulpedulla.com
- Phone: 617-480-7364
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/paulpedulla
- Facebook: facebook.com/paulpedullapaintings
- Twitter: @paulpedulla