"My art is contemporary-primitive. It's colorful, whimsical, easy to understand and fun to look at and enjoy. My blocks of color give you serenity as the eye travels easily from space to space."
Paulette Lust's contemporary drawings are based on familiar moments and interactions of daily lives. Her art engages your imagination by communicating a vision and a sensitivity to the everyday. There's something comfortable and secure about knowing and understanding what you are seeing. When Ms. Lust draws animals, it is to show their beauty, illuminate their innocence and playfulness, and to reflect the happiness they bring.
She calls her art primitive, because it's spontaneous - not overworked, the first lines are always her best. You will love to live with her art.
Ms. Lust's unique style, contemporary-primitive, has earned her critical acclaim and an ever-increasing following among collectors. After working in many mediums, including oil and watercolor, she became fascinated by the ancient technique of painting on silk. Her original silk paintings have been exhibited successfully in one-woman art shows in galleries domestically and internationally.
Paulette Lust's inspirations come from her extensive travels. Born in Lvov, Russia, she lived and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East before settling in New York. Speaking four languages by the age of 12, Ms. Lust began her formal studies in art while studying at The University of Texas in San Antonio. She resides in Manhattan with her family.