Paula has always been keen on art since a young child finishing Matric with art as her favourite subject. She went on to university where she graduated with a BA degree and then studied advertising for a year with the Boston House AA School of advertising. She went on to work as an advertising manager at amongst others: Intec College, The White House Advertising Agency and Arlenco Toys. After having children, creativity once again beckoned and Paula started going to various art classes and courses in mosaics, pewter art, decoupage, painting and drawing.

She finally discovered the Astar art classes which changed her secular approach to art and life and after two years was so inspired by the process that she decided to do the teacher training of the Astar Art Process under Lindy Solomon. Paula has taught process art for more than eight years and teaches not only adult classes at Art Haven, but also extra mural art classes for children and runs a Teen Art Club.