Portrait © Donna Granata 2001
Odor’s watercolors emphasize composition and design, establishing an equilibrium of all the elements within the picture plane.
Painter and etcher Paula Odor began her studies at the Texas State College for Woman, receiving a bachelor of science in advertising design. She went on to receive a teaching degree in elementary education and eventually taught in Ventura public schools from 1955 to 1982. Her post-graduate work includes a master’s degree in printmaking from New Mexico Highlands University.
Odor’s watercolors emphasized composition and design, establishing an equilibrium of all the elements within the picture plane. Her realistic paintings have a wonderful luminous quality further enhanced by her superior drafting skills. A charter member of the prestigious California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Odor served as its president and was honored as a signature member. Widely collected throughout the United States.
Paula Odor’s documentation took place in 2001. The FOTM Archive contains extensive information about this artist.