The Artist

Paula is a professional portrait artist. She offers individual and group work in watercolor, oil and charcoal media. Her subjects include children, and men and women of all ages. Her commissions have included members of the clergy, director of an all boy academy in Greater Boston, director of a large government facility and many other public and private commissions.

Paula is a skilled landscape and coastal painter. She is also quite interested in architecture- in particular how it reflects the community. Her many paintings of Boston and locales in Greater Boston exhibit a love of life and people interacting in their towns

Paula is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society.

She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art/Paula Piraino Grimes.

Mrs. Grimes has won numerous prizes for her paintings and was awarded grants from the Natick and Massachusetts Cultural Councils.


The price for 11x14 (image) charcoal portraits is $75, and can be done from a photo which the client can provide. For larger charcoals, watercolors and oil portraits or paintings, please contact the artist.

Group Juried Shows Include

New Bedford Art Museum
Concord Art Association
Danforth Museum, Framingham
Copley Society, Boston
Wellesley Society of Artists
Boston City Hall
Fuller Art Museum, Brockton
Amherst College
Harvard University Faculty Center
Babson College


FIRST PLACE, TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick); Lucy Mulhall Award, WSA
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, Wellesley Society of Artists
FIRST PLACE PRIZE, Wellesley Arts and Craft's Guild
FIRST PRIZE, Natick Festival of the Arts
FIRST PRIZE, Milford Artists Guild
FIRST PRIZE, Braintree Exhibit, South Shore Plaza Art Show

Paula was awarded grants from the Natick Council Of Arts for her exhibits; "Milltown Paintings", "Portraits Of All Ages", "Communities Connected" and others.