My Story


Patti S. Paulsen- Live Event Artist 

Hi there!  Thanks for stoping by my site!  I've been painting live weddings now for almost 7 years- I didn't invent the new trend, but have enjoyed riding the wave of the popularity of beng a live artist capturing your event.  

I'm a wife, mother, rescue dog mom, loyal friend, freelance artist & art teacher.  I'm classically trained, have won several artistic merit awards, and currently reside in Southern California. I possess a Single Subject teaching degree in art and was blessed to travel a  semester abroad at the Royal College of Art in London UK - what a dream!

I began art as a young child, my father was a creative and worked in old tv shows like the Incredible hulk, partridge family, bionic woman while my motherhad talent being hired for technical & medical drawings and would you believe- both of their parents were musicians from Europe escaping WWII.  So I am from a long line of creatives, grew up going to art fairs, museums and have been blessed to travel to 23 countries!  I grew up in LA and spent summers visiting family on the East Coast.  As an only child, when my mother grew ill- I began to excel in the arts and sciences winning awards at school.  Decided to become an art teacher and studied at SDSU in the early 90's (maybe before you were born- lol)   
You may find me on weekends either painting a couple's beautiful day on canvas at our gorgeous local venues all over Southern California or catching up painting in my studio while enjoying balancing family time. 

During the week, I work as a part-time art teacher and enjoy creating with all mediums.  I have experience in painting, I've illustrated a children's book, created various pieces of jewelry and metal manufacturing, bronze, weaving, furniture design, and ceramics, have painted countless murals from castles to space, paint the town in holiday window splashes, have hosted many painting parties and pride myself on my commissioned work.   Basically I paint on anything and everything.  

My pieces have been shown internationally including those featured at our local Temecula History Museum.  I've won several honors including a piece bought for the City of Temecula’s Mayor's office for their permanent collection.  

Some of my artwork may be found currently at-

Lorimar Winery Art Gallery Vineyards & Winery

Thank you for taking the time to read this- I'm an open book and would love to get to know you more.  It makes our interaction on your special day even more fun  Hope to paint for you and your family &  friends soon to create a magical painting for you! 

In peace and blessings- 

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