Paula Sanders studied Fine Art at Cardiff Art College and Birmingham City University with a post-graduate study at the Cyprus School of Art where she developed an interest in painting directly and rapidly from the landscape. Returning to London, she continued to work in this way, using the local environment and aiming to capture something fresh and unexpected amidst the familiar. Paula has a PGCE Art Teachers Certificate from Goldsmiths University and has worked for many years an Art teacher in a theatre school with primary and secondary age groups. During the last 10 years Paula has also worked in an early childhood setting, arranging museum and gallery visits and leading creative follow up sessions. Her specialism is in painting though she enjoys a broad range of practices both as an artist and teacher.