Paula Heffel is a featured artist, at The Galveston Art League in Galveston, TX. Many of her works are also on exhibit at The E Street Gallery, 2219 Postoffice, in Galveston, TX. She is also exhibiting her most recent series, ‘Acrylic Shores’ at Shabby to Chic Gallery, 24th and Broadway in Galveston, TX. She is also registered with the ABC/Disney Licensing program on Fine Art America.
Paula Heffel enjoys creating works of art in several different media, including acrylics,enamel pourings, pen and ink,graphite and clay. She creates art dolls and jewelry and works with resins, sea glass, and found objects. A native Galvestonian, Paula grew up in an old Victorian home in the historical district of Galveston, Texas. Spending much of her childhood on the historical Strand and in its immediate environs, Paula was surrounded by artists of all kinds; painters, musicians, scuptors and actors. Inspired by her historical, island environment and those creative and passionate people around her, Paula was destined to become an artist herself. Her work is held in private collections across the United States. Locally, her paintings have been on exhibit at the Clear Lake Art Alliance Gallery, Island Relics, Shabby to Chic Gallery, The Texas City Art Expo, The College of the Mainland Gallery and she is also a Featured Artist at The Galveston Art League. Paula also enjoys writing poetry, prose, and short stories. She is the founder and director of The Fellowship of The Scribes, an inspirational writing group which meets once a month at The Mod Coffee House. She is also a musician and plays the violin and the 4-stringed mountain dulcimer. Paula Heffel has studied with internationally renowned artists as Diana Frey, Stephanie Lee, Dan Carrell, and Traci Bautista. Paula has also studied with Galveston area artist Mark Greenwalt. Paula is happily married to Dr.James Heffel, opera singer, Minister of Music at St. John’s Methodist Church, Professor of
Fine Arts and Director of Vocal Music at College of the Mainland.