"A Fine Balance"
Acrylic 36" x 36"
"On the Bias"
Acrylic 40" x 24"
"Looking Up"
Acrylic 30" x 30"

"Spring Happens"

Acrylic 36" x 30"
"Spring Happens"
Acrylic 36 x" x 30"

Paula Reyer Nemec

Paul Gardner once said “A painting is never finished it simply stops in an interesting place. I strive to create those interesting places using a vast range of media, Acrylics, Oils on canvas and paper, molded papers that often become sculptural and steel sculptures that often become functional furniture pieces. My pieces verge on the abstract with a touch of reality either in the symbols, shapes or figurative work. I am always painting my inner vision of the world around me and delight in capturing the human condition.. I work at combining the visual and the verbal, the abstract and the conceptual.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. I receive great pleasure in sharing this creative process with others. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. "My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity."


SMU – Painting and Drawing
University of Mass. at Dartmouth – Graduate Studies in Art Education
University of Texas at Dallas - BFA
New York School of the Arts, New York – Drawing and Painting

Duchesne College, Omaha, NE – Undergraduate Science and Art


Artist, Teacher, Lecturer on the creative process 1969-present
Painter/ Sculptor/Designer 1963-present
Set Design/Art Director, Film , Art Psychology in N.Y. Penal System

Commercial Layout and Design, Interior Designer


One Person Shows’ Box-Hawkins Gallery, Dallas; Sparks Gallery, Arlington
Studio Show @ Gallery 119
Watercolor Without Boundaries, Milan, Italy 2001
Texas and Neighbors Show, Irving, Tx.  2001 Award
Western Federation – 1993, second place
Southwestern Watercolor Award – 1987/93
Plano Art Association; Best of Show and Purchase Award –1978/93
TVAA Citation Award and Show – 1992

National Watercolor Oklahoma – 1991