Paula Rothermel - Delph, Lancashire
Paula left school at 15 without qualifications, working as a clerk typist for several years until 1983.

In 1984 Paula Rothermel was awarded a 'special entrance' to the prestigious Slade School of Art in London. From there she accepted various commissions, namely for Whitbread's, Belize Natural Resources, Cacharel and Luis Vuiton. In 1987 Paula was commissioned by the Royal Signals to portray the Princess Royal in her capacity as Colonel-in-Chief: prior to this she completed several other commissions for the Royal Signals.

During her Slade years, Paula received a scholarship to study overseas, spending one year in the ex-USSR, followed by three months in Nepal making a solo expedition through the Himalayas, traversing the country from east to west. Upon leaving the Slade in 1988, Paula moved to Spain where she resided for seven years before heading for South and Central America. Whilst in Spain Paula exhibited widely in both solo and joint exhibitions throughout Spain and the UK and her works now hang in a number of public collections. Several major Spanish banks, such as Sa Nostra and Banca March have purchased her works.

In 1991 she suffered a devastating New Year's Eve theft of her 14 works from a London agent. However in August 1992 Paula's works were exhibited, to considerable acclaim, in an individual show at the Bruton Street Gallery in London's West End.

Her work has been featured in the Sunday Times colour supplement.

Paula now works from her studio in the beautiful Pennine village of Delph, Lancashire and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Durham.

1988 BA (Hons) Slade School of Fine Art
1996 BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Open University

1989 Sala de Cultura Sa Nostra, Mao, Spain
1990 Sala de Cultura Sa Nostra, Ciudadella, Menorca
1991 Bruton Street Gallery, London
1992 Galeria de Arte Dacal, Madrid, Spain
1992 Sala de Cultura del Ayuntamento de La Coruna, Galicia, Spain
1993 Galeria de Arte Foster, Mahon, Spain
1994 Galleria Ricardo Comyn, Madrid, Spain

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