Life is Art: Paula Large' /Artist Orlando, FL. Paula looks at life like every town could be the Emerald City. She is a master artist, face and body painter, caricature artist, and storyteller. Paula is an independent contractor who focuses on the performing arts. Paula performs at special events for Fortune 500 companies almost on a weekly basis at properties including Gaylord Palms, Bayhill Country Club and the Orange County Convention Center. Paula has the experience and the know-how to turn art and passion into business. Her first opening was when she was two. Unfortunately, the show closed when Mom came into "the gallery" and told her to stop drawing on the wall. She gave her paper and told her to start drawing. A mother’s love instilling confidence and encouragement to keep drawing. One of her first drawings, a snowman sitting on a green fence, won an award. The teacher told the parents that she was very talented and should pursue art. Her family is full of artists. Her father and brother are both engineers. Paula actually followed their example for a while and concentrated on drafting designs and commercial art. She was offered art positions as diverse as crime scene photographer, courtroom artist and part of the medical staff that produced drawings for eye surgery, but she needed an outlet that allowed her to be all over the world while producing something happy. That is why she loves caricature drawing. In high school, she started making money with her art. She would make posters for the home economics department and the yearbook staff. Art is a great way to entertain yourself and others. Her goal in life: To spread happiness and be happy.