Paula White


Hello! I grew up and still live by the sea, on the Suffolk Coast. I spent my childhood illustrating school work ‘beautifully’ and long school holidays drawing while my mum permed and set old ladies’ hair.

After graduating with a First-class degree in Design Crafts, I taught printmaking and drawing for fourteen years until I found myself on this wonderful MA.

I have discovered that my hometown and surrounding areas have influenced my work and the remnants of a thriving fishing town, industrial and working landscapes are all inspiring to me. I have developed a deep love for the everyday, people, workers and sense of place.

Whilst I love printmaking, I have found myself returning to the raw and honest nature of pencil and ink, which perhaps reflects the honest and hard-working fishing heritage of my home town.

I am passionate about drawing from observation and this course has taught me to allow my observational eye to work alongside my imagination, opening up a whole new world to me.

I hope my work will continue to evolve and I can possibly see my work leaning towards non-fiction projects.

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