Beauty and aesthetics in life are all around us. The afternoon light known as “the golden hour,” the spectacular aqua and violet colors of the Caribbean Sea and the countless shades of green in my backyard where foliage is abundant are a few of the many examples of life’s beauty that inspire me.

I believe that art in all forms creates a universal language which uplifts and encourages humanity toward higher quality aspirations. I believe these forms of communication move the human spirit toward love, compassion, charity and serve to make living a more worthwhile experience.

Aesthetic communications are not transitory. Look at the masterful art forms that have persisted through the ages and continue to inspire and uplift us.

This is my inspiration. This is why I choose to create fine art and share it.

Paula Shapiro