Paulette McKoy grew up in Manchester and now lives in London. Painting gives Paulette completeness and fulfilment with the aim of touching people’s hearts and minds, with her use of warm fluid colours, vibrant yet soothing subtle lines.
Painting is like visual music for Paulette, almost like a dance and the artwork appears as her representation of dance and movement, created from a selection of warm fluid colours, expressed by vibrant yet soothing subtle lines and brush strokes, drawn from her spirit and mixed with the external sources surrounding her.
Paulette exhibits in South East London and regularly at art fairs around the country.
To get to know Paulette a little bit better, we asked her some questions:
You relate painting to a dance over the canvas, are you a dancer yourself?
As a child I trained as a ballet and tap student, my memories and fascination with dance and movement began back then. When I am not painting, I work for a dance company giving me the opportunity to interact with tutors, teachers and students and watch them as they rehearse and train in studios. I see the creativity, energy and movement by the dancers and the relationship it has with my work. My ultimate aim is to achieve the very same ingredients in my work through, expressing creativity energy and skill and demonstrating fluidity and movement with each brush stroke.
What are your highlights with Debut Contemporary so far?
I have developed an incredible amount of confidence being part of Debut Contemporary. It’s really exciting showing my work during the private views and the continued progress of my work and confidence, recently demonstrated in an interview during a private view. Also the feedback and encouragement given by the team members is very uplifting.
What’s your favourite YouTube link?
Christian Marclay, The Clock and Telephone, 1995……… Absolute genius!!!
If you could invite anyone over for dinner at your place, who would it be?
I’m struggling with this question as there are so many people I would like to invite, but I would like to invite Oprah Winfrey, simply because she’s a remarkable women, achieving unprecedented status globally for her inner strength, courage, drive and determination.
Do you have an interesting fact for us?
I met Stevie Wonder at the airport 2008 on the way back from Florida.