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).
Inspired by a need to create and a deep fascination and connection with nature. My artwork is reminiscent of historical scientific botanical sketches my intricate mark marking and attention to detail interprets the morphology of the botanical subjects. The composition of each artwork demands your attention and takes you on a rhythmic journey through her artwork.
I endeavour to create locally and ethically made, eco-friendly products using sustainable materials. My range includes limited edition prints, notebooks, tea towels, greeting cards and wrapping paper. Each product in my range is thoughtfully created and is designed to spark joy in the beholder.
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.