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Paula
Photo by Ryan Sillifant

About Me

I have been creating art since childhood, having spent most of my spare time with a pad of paper, and pencils or pens.

I specialize in drawing portraits of people and animals because I love the uniqueness of each subject and am inspired to capture the personality and essence of each one on paper. I can create a single portrait from one or many different photos.

I am American born but now based in the UK in Canvey Island, Essex, living with my husband, Andy and our cat, Mia. My portraits have brought a smile to the faces of people across the globe, including the US, Canada, UK and Australia and I look forward to creating many more.

"I am so happy with the beauftiful drawing that brings back a very special moment every time I look at it. Paula is an amazing artist and I couldn’t be more pleased. Will definitely be back for more."
- Tina Fisher
"So thankful to gift my Momma with a portrait of my beloved brother Geof Gaines. Paula Hightower captured his effervescent joy right here."
- Daina Gaines
"Excellent work, was really happy. Great value for money, will definitely be back again."
- Janice Sole
"Milo now takes pride of place. Thank you Paula, you’ve captured him perfectly."
- Pauline Edwards