Paula Gach Moskowitz Fine Art
  » Jul 14, 2024  

"Portraiture has been a focus. I find the challenge of getting a likeness, and even more so an expression, very exciting.”

 Commissioned portraits by appointment 




Paula works primarily in pastel, oil and water color. She says, “I try to approximate the beauty I see in people and objects in everyday life. It is important to me that the painting has life. My goal is to achieve a sense of movement and clarity in the same space. Portraiture has been a focus. I find the challenge of getting a likeness, and even more so an expression, very exciting.”

Paula didn’t question that she was an artist until she’d dropped out of art school three times. Abstract expressionism dominated the art world in the early seventies, and the work she was interested in doing was not valued in the educational environment she found herself in. Coupled with that, frustration, politics and an adjustment to adulthood sent her on an alternate path in search of a livelihood. Her art career was temporarily abandoned until she could organize her life in a way that would enable her to paint for herself. A nursing degree, marriage and three children decades later happened before she joined an adolescent and adult art class with her daughter. She also became involved with a local group of women artists.
Paula has been studying with Jeff Webb, a pastel master, for about five years. She has been in several shows in Long Island and Manhattan. Among other awards for her work, she has won the prestigious Diana Burnhardt Gold Medal award at the Pastel Society of America.

She is an associate member of the “Pastel Society of America”, and a member of the “Long Beach Art League”.


Art Education:

Private Study with Jeff Webb, Pastel Master
Classes at:
Art Student’s League, New York, NY
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Ca.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
The Hartford School of Art, Hartford, Ct.


“Escape Artists” Group Show, 2010, Garden City, NY
Huntington Arts Council 2009 Juried Portrait Exhibition, Main Street Petite Gallery
Audubon Artists 66th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2008, NY, NY
“Roles, Rites & Rituals”, 2007, Pen and Brush Gallery, NY, NY
Pen and Brush Non-Members Exhibition 2006, NY, NY
Audubon Artists, Inc., 64th Annual Exhibition 2006, NY, NY
Masters Show, Huntington Arts Council, Main Street Petite Gallery
Huntington Arts Council 2005 Juried Portrait Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY
“33rd Annual Exhibition of Pastels”, 2005, National Arts Club, NY, NY
Leona Post Awards Show, 2005, Long Beach, NY
Artist Mothers Group Show “Piece of Mind”, 2005, Long Beach, NY
Pen and Brush Non-Member Award Winners Exhibition, 2005
Pen and Brush Non-members Exhibition, 2004, NY, NY
The Owl Gallery, 2004, Woodmere, NY
The Graphic Eye, 2002, Port Washington, NY
Artist Mothers Group Show, 2002, 2004, Long Beach, NY
“The Motherhood Experience” (recipient of the Nassau Grants for the Arts Award,) Long Beach, NY, 2003
Long Beach Art League, members shows, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005


Honorable Mention- Huntington Arts Council 2005 Juried Portrait Show
Diana Burnhardt Gold Medal Award, First Prize, 33rd Annual Pastel Exhibition
Leona Post Awards Show, Award of Excellence, 2005
Long Beach Art League Award of Excellence, 2005
First Prize for Pastel- Pen and Brush Regional Juried Art Exhibition for
Non-members, 2004 Honorable Mention- LB Art League, Leona Post Show, 2004

Professional Affiliations:

Pastel Society of America, Juried Associate Member;
Long Beach Art League

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