About




Paige creates paintings of deep meaning and diaphanous beauty that engender a space, or holding environment, where one is invited, awakened to, and reminded of the importance of the innermost workings of the human soul.   Her work is sensual, nuanced, sometimes elusive.  It speaks to a place just beyond consiousness where a deeper experience and meaning can be found.   

The ethereal beauty of nature, its replenishing qualities, as well as her training in psychotherapy are major inspirations in Paige’s paintings.  She has long been a student of what is described as “finding bliss” by depth psychology, "flow" by positive psychology, and the Taoist idea of “way”.  These inspirations and ideas are at the  essence of Paige's work.  She was born and raised in Alabama and spent large amounts of time playing in the fields and woods on her family’s land.  She received a bachelor of art in painting from Huntingdon College and a master's in art therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute.  She has lived and worked amongst the people and landscapes of Alabama, Virginia, Nevada, Texas, New York, Hawaii, North Dakota, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.  She now paints full time in her home studio and garden in Alabama.


Statement:
"Painting is a meditative process for me.  I apply thin layers of paint to create a luminous, peaceful effect.  Through the creative process I rely on feeling and empathy, sensitivity to my medium, color, and the artwork’s surface and process to achieve a spiritual synthesis.  My art brings to my mind the awe and joy as well as the sense of calm and renewal found through a connection to nature.  I think each viewer will experience my work in their own unique way.  My hope is that my paintings become objects in their own right with a distinct physical and spiritual presence."  

Education:
1997    MPS  Pratt Institute - Art Therapy and Creativity Development
1993    BA  Huntingdon College - Fine Art, Painting


Selected Exhibits and Shows:

2016     ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2016     Montgomery Museum of Fine Art's 2016 Italy Exhibition, Palazzo Panichi, Pietransanta, Italy
2016     Art at City Hall Gallery Summer Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
2014    Group Exhibit, The Lake Mansion, Reno
2014    Pastel Society of the West Coast 
2013    Featured on the Interior Design Blog Houzz.com
2013    Apalachicola Art Walk
2013    LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival
2010    Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center 
2008    Solo Exhibition - James Memorial Art Center
2008    Horizontal Grandeur, Stevens County Historical Society and Museum
2007    Albert Schweitzer Institute, Images of Peace Art Exhibition
2007    Women’s International Peace Conference Art Auction
2007    Artrageous Invitational
2005    Featured Artist at the Piazza
2005    Kennedy International Fine Art Group Exhibition
2005    Alabama State Capital - Alabama Plein Air Group Show
2004    Local Artist of the Month - Wiregrass Museum of Art
2003    Claybank Art Show - Dowling Museum of Art
2003    Featured Artist - Dothan Regional Airport
2003    Corporate Art Source Gallery Holiday Show and Sale
1999    Texas National - Stephen F. Austin Gallery
1999    Bridge the Gap Auction-The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
1997    Pratt Institute
1996    Pratt Institute
1994    Huntingdon College Gallery
1993    Gallery One Group Exhibition
1993    Troy State University
1991    Enterprise State Junior College

Awards:
2014    Scholastic Art Teacher Recognition Award
2004    People’s Choice Award - Local Color Art Exhibit, Wiregrass Museum of Art
2004    Purchase Award - Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center Juried Show
2003    Award of Merit - Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center Juried Show
1999    Honorable Mention - 38th Annual National Exhibition, Beaumont Art League
1996    Bolton Art Therapy Scholarship 
1993    Huntingdon College Art Scholarship
1991    Dothan Advertising Federation Art Scholarship
1990    Cleve Donaldson Art Scholarship

Selected Collections:
Lyster Army Hospital/Clinic, Ft. Rucker, AL
Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center, Ozark, AL
Enterprise State Community College, Enterprise, AL
Private Collections throughout the United States and Internationally

Teaching Experience:
Troy University, Troy, AL - Visual Arts
Western Nevada College, Fallon, NV - Watercolor I and II, Portraiture
Arts for All Nevada/Lake Mansion Art Center, Reno, NV - watercolor, stone carving
Artist in Residence - Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND - oil painting, pastel painting, portraiture
Waco Art Center, Waco, TX
Baylor University visiting lecturer, Waco, TX - Art Therapy
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX - Christmas Card Project
Life Enrichment - Houston, TX
Private art lessons

Art Therapy Experience:
Renown Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Reno, NV
Human Service Center/James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND
Private Practice, Waco, TX
Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, Waco, TX
International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY
F.E.G.S Continuing Day Treatment Center, Brooklyn, NY
Hebrew Home for the Aged, Bronx, NY
M.D.Anderson Cancer Center - Pediatrics, Houston, TX

Other Art Related Experience:
Graphics Coordinator for Centennial Olympic Park, 1996 Olympic Committee, Atlanta, GA
Graphic Designer, Herff Jones Marketing, Montgomery, AL
Office Assistant for Christie's Southeastern Representative, Montgomery, AL
Intern/Office Assistant, Corporate Art Source, Montgomery, AL

Professional Credentials:
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
Licensed Professional Counselor - Texas (LPC)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - New Mexico (LPCC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

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