Paula Kovarik received her BA in graphic design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. For over 25 years she was the creative director and owner of Shades of Gray, Inc., a graphic design studio. Now she makes art. Through the medium of collage, she layers, rips, cuts, sews, and sandwiches a composition held together by fabric and thread. It is a slow art, textural and multi-layered, that births a product born of big ideas, intimate details, and hours of application.
Paula has been profiled in American Craft, Fiber Art Now and Art Quilting Studio magazines. Her work has been in international and national shows devoted to fiber art. She lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee, a Northerner enjoying a Southern life.