Paula Bird

CONTACT : pgbird16@gmail.com

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I enjoy the variety of people and projects I am involved with as a scenic artist. Whether painting a barn, bathroom or bar, achieving the mood that the director or set designer envisions provides an opportunity to use my skills and the materials in an interesting way. When I am not scene painting, I work primarily in acrylic and found objects to recycle interesting bits I gather in my travels.

FILM AND TELEVISION SELECTED PROJECTS

American Hustle, 2013
The Equalizer, 2013
The Heat, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom, 2011
The Town, 2009
Gone Baby Gone, 2006
The Brotherhood, 2006-2008

SELECTED THEATRE AND EXHIBIT WORK

American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge ,MA
Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield, MA
Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT
Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
Big Apple Circus
Boston Children’s and Science Museums, Boston, MA

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Magic Matruska, acrylic

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Double Edge Theatre, barn mural for “The Odyssey” - Circe’s scene

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School Daze, acrylic, editorial illustration

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Detail, Scenic Backdrop
“Plants & Animals”
American Repertory Theatre

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Backdrop “Plants & Animals”
Designer - Michael Griggs
Charge Scenic - Jerry Vogt

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Backdrop for “Shirley Valentine”
Stagewest Theatre
Designer-Keith Henery

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Backdrop - copy of
James Montgomery Flagg Poster
Painted for Trinity College

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“Princess & the Pea” acrylic

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“Raising Cain”
Editorial illustration
Harvard Magazine

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Rooftop Set “The Maiden Heist”
Designed by Chris Roope
Scenic Charge - Dan Courchaine

 

LISTING OF WORKS:

Magic Matruska, acrylic, opening page

Double Edge Theatre, barn mural for “The Odyssey” Circe’s scene

School Daze, acrylic, editorial illustration

Detail, Scenic Backdrop for “Plants & Animals” American Repertory Theatre

Backdrop “Plants & Animals”, designer Michael Griggs, Charge Scenic- Jerry Vogt

Backdrop for “Shirley Valentine” Stagewest Theatre, designer-Keith Henery

Backdrop, copy of James Montgomery Flagg Poster, painted for Trinity College

“Princess & the Pea” acrylic

“Raising Cain” editorial illustration for Harvard Magazine

Rooftop Set “The Maiden Heist” Designed by Chris Roope, Scenic Charge-Dan Courchaine