In her own words, “Drawing and painting have been my most natural method of communication since I was three years old.”  Quiet and unassuming, Paula has been honing her skill in watercolors since childhood.  Everyday subjects, with an eye on detail, define her art.  Spending many hours with her parents and grandparents, their love of nature and life in the Blue Ridge Mountains have informed her artwork.  These honest influences have generated a style of painting that is realistic with a careful attention to the details that matter.  Flowers, old homesteads, rusty trucks and cars, tombstone angels, ramshackle barns, Appalachian landscapes, bluegrass musical instruments, and beloved cats and dogs are captured by her paintbrushes.


Paula continues to live in the mountain home built by her great-grandfather and grandpa, keeping her close to precious family memories, as well as near to the nature and flowers she enjoys.  When you take a close look at her paintings, you will enjoy the simpler things of life as well.

Paula R. Melton


"Late Spring"

"Early Summer"


"Early Fall Pasture"

"Ridges" (Small)

"Summer Grazing"


Hodge Cabin Series


Paula R. Melton