Paula Bullwinkel

Artist, Painter

Each painting is part of an imagined whole, similar to a frame from a film. The images are narrative and allegorical. Heroines and animal-heroes are on a quest of sorts; surrounded by a feeling of marvel and mystery, perhaps foreboding or uncertainty, balanced by a sense of joy. Many of the images have animals, which are similar to animal familiars - part of a person’s spirit in animal form. This kind of creature is one’s protector, and one protects it in turn. There is mystery about the relationships, mirroring “real life”. The images are about the hardest part of the quest; the intersection between potential and conflict.