The Artist

Paula Arciniega’s creative career started with music, earning her Masters at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. So it’s only natural that music has become her muse as she’s fallen in love with painting.  She envisions a world entrenched in colour, depth and never-ending change. Her unique style lies in how she creates colour harmonies that breathe life into the subject matter, and how she chooses what will be heightened with light and what will be cast into mysterious swirls of colour and shadow.



Paula Arciniega has spent her career discovering her own unique style of artistic expression inspired by her deep love and understanding of rhythm and music. For the past 10 years Paula has been weaving together two artistic paths; one as a vocalist and the other as a painter. Paula holds a Master Degree in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2004) and is actively performing.

Paula’s musical background, combined with her interpretation of sound and colour have enabled Paula to connect and collaborate with world-class organizations and people. Paula’s work was featured as part of “The TSO Art & Music Series” in 2015. Paula actively seeks out opportunities to combine her colourist compositions with the energy of live music. Paula has installed “art-scapes” with several musical organizations such as Hamilton Philharmonic with Maestro James Sommerville at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and in Toronto with Group of 27 and music director Eric Paetkau. Paula has also collaborated artistically with musical colleagues such as Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Tbn Canadian Brass) and Grammy nominated New York Piano Quartet (New York Chamber Music Festival). Paula became a member of Toronto’s Distinguished Heliconian Club in 2014. Paula lives and works out of her studio in Toronto with her husband and 3 children. She is currently working on her next Project “The Rite of Spring” This collection of paintings is a graphic interpretation of the infamous composition by Igor Stravinsky.

Paula has sold works to clients across 4 continents. Her creative passion never rests.


Statement from the Artist:

With me the charge and purpose of honouring my inner world is a vocation of the selfless disclosure of my-human-soul, a soul that bears the marks of suffering, the widened apertures of exaltation, the solace and comfort of reverence, and the childlike wondering that ‘mystery’ is the mother of all poetry.  To me the frontier of my inner world shines forth as a spectrum of my myth, my “new-way”, the way of dreaming on canvas.

~ Paula Arciniega