Hello my name is Paula Zetlein, I am an artist living in central Victoria with my husband and daughter. I have a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). I majored in drawing and painting and have been working in art education for the last 12 years. Drawing has always been a passion of mine, but it is only in the last 2 years that I have turned to pen and ink to create my drawings and fell in love with my botanical subjects.
I always draw directly from the subject to truly capture the intricate detail. From my initial sketches my drawings take shape with layer upon layer of line to create tone and texture. I pay particular attention to creating the intricate pattern of each my botanical subjects and get lost in the mark making process.
Limited Edition Giclee Prints
My original drawings are scanned at high resolution and printed with archival quality pigment inks on 290gsm Hahnemule Bamboo Paper by professional fine art printers in Melbourne. For each design I release a limited edition run which is stated under the product information for each design. Each individual print is signed and numbered by me.
My artwork brings to life my botanical subjects with intricate detail and rhythmic compositions. Each eye catching piece captures an intimate moment in time with nature and has a nostalgic feel to it. My pen and ink prints look striking in any decor and look right at home in both modern and classic home interiors. I love how people interact with my work, at first being attracted to the overall design and then amazed by the intricate detail of each piece as they study closely.
My range includes limited edition prints, cards and tea towels. All of my products are printed and produced right here in Victoria, Australia.