Artist Statement of PAULETTE LAGANA

“Painting is the exterior expression of my inner life. I’m inspired by my life’s adventures, by the seasons, by my own sense of wonder and whimsy, and by being open to the stimulation of my surroundings. For me, painting was a secret place in my heart that I was afraid to enter for most of my life. Then in 2000, I decided that I would explore that place. I found a teacher and my life changed with the tip of a brush.

With my love of traveling, Pocket Sketch On The Go* was the next step in expressing the endless possibilities to see the world through the prism of color, to be present in the moment, and to express myself spontaneously”.

In Paulette Lagana’s “Pocket Sketch On The Go" * workshops, you learn this quick sketching technique using a versatile pen and watercolor paint set. This technique is easy to understand [no experience needed], compact [equipment tucks into your pocket], portable [take with you anywhere]. Guided step-by-step demos in small group activities as well as individual creative practices invites timid beginners and seasoned travelers to sketch spontaneously whether at home or on the road.  Her moto is:

With Pocket Sketch, the world becomes your studio!


Bay Area artist and instructor Paulette Lagana moved to California in 1982. She paints in a variety of mediums including watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and collage. Her artwork is on display in East Bay galleries.


*Paulette is certified by Kath Macaulay who created the method of Pocket Sketching™.  Pocket Sketch On The Go technique is based on this method.

For a schedule of workshop and other events, including home parties, send email to PauletteLagana@gmail.com

Please visit her website: www.PocketSketchOnTheGo.com  or on Facebook: Pocket Sketch On The Go.