Paula Mitchell - Resident Artist

Paula Mitchell is a professional studio and plein air artist based in Hampshire with a lifelong passion for painting 


We were delighted when Paula became a resident artist at Burley Lifestyle, bringing a variety of original oil paintings and limited edition giclee prints to our New Forest gallery.  Although known predominantly for her sea and landscapes, she also enjoys the opportunity to create works from inner city locations in the UK and abroad.


Paula’s work has led to increasing success as an artist in recent years.  Following completion of a seascape of Ride Beach on the Isle of Wight in 2018, Paula was delighted to be selected as a heat artist for the 2019 series of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year.


Encouraged to draw and paint from a young age by artistic parents, Paula pursued a formal education in art.  This culminated in the achievement of a Bachelor of Art, Design & Media in Illustration from Portsmouth University.  Paula has enjoyed a professional career as an graphic illustrator for over twenty years alongside her work as a painter.





“My drive to paint has always been present but as every year passes, I paint more and more.  If I am not actually painting, I am thinking about painting and thinking about pieces of work I want to begin.  Every day presents scenes in the environment that I find interesting or exciting.  I am continually seeing moments I want to capture and communicate in my work”