Born in California, Paula Swaydan Grebel received her BFA with an emphasis in Figure Drawing and a Minor in Textiles from Californa State University of Long Beach. After moving to Wisconsin in the 1990s where she raised her two children, Swaydan Grebel has continued her education studying under key perceptual painters whose focus is to challenge what an observational painting can be. Her broad knowledge of art history and theory informs her paintings as well. She has given workshops and been a visiting artist at painting programs throughout the US. You will find her work in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Internationally.
"What excites me the most about painting is the ability to create movement and illusionary depth within a rectangle as defined by the placement of color structures and paint application. For example, how space can be defined by color and shapes and how grouping objects can make them lose their individual identities, creatong a more evocative, abstract and unforeseen composition. My endeavor is to convey an honest appraisal of what my eye saw, expressing it with an unpretentious naturalness." - Paula Swaydan Grebel