Artist Paula Allen's impact in the arts has reached hundreds of thousands of families world wide. She received a Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2011 from the Tampa Fl Human Rights Council for her work in the arts internationally bringing communities together using art as dialog.
Allen was also Nominated for Woman of the Year in Community Service in 2008 by the St. Petersburg Florida Chamber of Commerce. Allen’s first love is drawing and telling stories with her artwork in illustration, painting, and now in animation.
In 2007 she was the logo artist for St. Petersburg's First night with her Jester characters on buttons, billboards and on t-shirts. Using her creative talents Allen designs innovative art exhibitions and community projects for-children and families. Educated at The College of St. Rose's Art Education program under former Chairman Karene Faul, Paula has had wonderful mentors in the field of art education that provided her with the skills she has used to bring to communities and to her own art.
Her professional career has a strong focus on improving lives through the power and impact of art.In 2016 Allen received her MFA in Film from The Vermont College of Fine Art. Her wide range of knowledge in multiple platforms in the arts make her a versatile artist. Skilled in Visual, performing arts and film.
In 2012 Allen visited India with her daughter Jacqueline. This visual and spiritual experience has had a large impact on her work as an artist and as a Yoga and Meditation instructor. Allen practices Kriya Yoga, initiated into the ancient meditation practice by Swami Atmavidyananda Giri in 2009.
MFA FILM- Vermont College of Fine Art ( Film, new media, Animation)
MA -Theatre Arts -State University of New York ( Film Acting, costume design, Scene Design, Playwriting)
B.S. Art Ed The College of St Rose / Center for Art & Design ( Art Education, Fine Arts, photography)
The Art Institute of Boston: (Visual Arts/ Sculpture/painting/ Indonesian Fabric design)
Certified Yoga and Meditation instructor since 2008 www.pollyzoom.com/yoga-meditation.html