Topaz Pauls is an artist, life model, life drawing coordinator, art teacher and sometime performance artist.
Based in Edinburgh, from York, Topaz is half German, with a Steiner background and an acute academic and anecdotal interest in synaesthesia and ASMR.
Topaz is beguiled by the face, entranced by shape, and responds to a presence in her work.
She is led by a sensitivity to form and an appreciation of the character and quality of the materials used. Her figurative artworks are more than an individual’s portrait; they aspire to be a symbol of human feeling and to have the capacity to empathise, as we behold the being looking back at us.
She likes to explore ambiguity; that which is given, and that which is withheld, to always create a dialogue between artwork and viewer.