About the Artist

BUFFALO GROVE, IL      (847) 913-1628
dpcolo64@comcast.net         www.paulettecolo.com

Artist’s Statement

I was born in Chicago, IL. I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. I am mostly self-taught but I have been fortunate to study informally under some fine artists such as, Enid Silverman, Jason Miklik, and Romel de la Torre.

I love working in oils and watercolors as well as charcoal and pastels. Most of all I love the sheer act of creating in two dimensions what I see in three. The completed drawings and paintings are my emotions and interpretations poured out onto a canvas.

Exhibitions – (Group & Individual Exhibitions)

Hyman & Miriam Reiner Art Gallery One Women Show – “VISIONS” 2011
Artists of Dickinson Hall, Northern Trust Bank Lake Forest, IL 2011, 2013,2014,2015
Northshore Art League Members Show 2006 – 2015
Northshore Art League “Inchworks” Exhibit 2007 – 2011, 2013,2014,2016
The Art Center “In View” Members Show 2007 – 2010, 2013,2014,2016
The Art Center 12″x12″ Juried Show 2006 – 2009
The Noodle Cafe – Wilmette, IL – One woman show 2014
The Art Post Gallery – “Art by the Inch” Competition 2013 – 2015
“Everybody Has A Gift” Exhibit – Buffalo Grove Museum – 2006, 07, 08 09, 2011-15
NAAC juried shows “Women’s Works” 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 & “Real People” 2008-09

Collections & Galleries & Publications

Cover of the Lake Forest/Bluff Chamber of Commerce Community Guide
Buffalo Grove Fitness Center Permanent Collection (Administration Offices)
Emerald Isle Restaurant, Chicago, IL & Pub – Wall Murals


2016 Honorable Mention – “In View” – Members’ Show
2015 Best of Show Adler 35th Annual Festival of the Arts, Libertyville, IL 2012,
2011 and 2009 Best of show Overall – An Art Affair in the Square, Palatine, IL
2011 2nd Place Prairie Crossing Art Fair, Grayslake, IL
2008 NAAC “Women’s Works” Show 1st Place
1992 First Skyway Art Competition 1st Place – Drawing


I have been commissioned to complete numerous portraits of people and animals. Please contact me for examples.