Paulette Engler, ‘Red Lady’

‘Entre Libre’

Paulette Engler


B.A. Anthropology major, Art minor, San Francisco State University
M.A. Legal Studies, Lone Mountain College

Elements Salon, Mill Valley, June 2013

 Marin County Fair, 2014 – 2019 (Honorable Mentions, Special Award)

Tamalpais Community Services District offices, 2014

Depot Bookstore and Café, 2014, 2016

Marin County Exhibition Hall, “Life in Full Bloom” group show, 2015

Marin Center Redwood Foyer, “Edibles” group show, 2015

Thompson Gallery, Sausalito Presbyterian Church, 2016      

Rock Hill Gallery, Community Congregational Church 2017

Napa Town and Country Fair, 2017 (4th place),

Homestead Valley Community Center, 2017

Napa Expo, 2018, 2019 (2nd Place and Award of Merit)

Elan Fitness Center, San Anselmo, 2018

Mill Valley City Hall Council Chambers, 2019

Café Arrivederci, 2020

Via Piccolo Trattoria, 2021      

Various group shows

I have always loved to paint and had hopes of becoming an art teacher in the elementary schools. However, while in college, I took a left turn and married my art professor who was a successful painter and printmaker. It’s not easy developing and growing into an artist in that situation so I just redirected my artistic energies elsewhere, to my garden, home, and crafts, eventually taking that right turn and returning to school for a graduate degree and then working as a paralegal and office administrator. I always felt that when the next right turn time came, I would return to painting and I have. I have worked in various media but feel that I have finally found my artistic love, watercolor. It’s a media that is relatively new to me but there is so much joy in choosing the subjects to paint and to find them coming to life out of the paper. My subjects are from the natural world.