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David Patterson 03-29-2018 10:12 AM

Paula Ann Ford
Paula Ann Ford passed away yesterday from a painful battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the love of my life, an amazing artist, a mentor, and my best friend!

Many of you do not know me or Paula, but WC is where we met. Paula was a guide in the pastel forums here for many years. Paula helped thousand of artist discover and enjoy the pastel medium. Her love touched my heart, her art enveloped my soul! Her love and special memories will stay with me and others the rest of our lives. Heaven just received a wonderful artist, and Im sure her landscape paintings in heaven will be gorgeous!

Please pray for myself, Ron, her kitties, family, and loved ones! RIP Paula...you will be missed by many!

chuas2 03-29-2018 01:54 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
Thank you, Mr. Patterson.

Though we never met in person, Paula Ann Ford touched my heart also. The beauty she created in every painting (and especially for me, the one that hangs in a place of honor in my home) will forever remind me:

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W.B. Yeats

Journey well and be at peace, Paula Ann Ford.

stapeliad 03-29-2018 02:08 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
Thank you for letting us know. :(

water girl 03-29-2018 03:04 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
David, I am very sorry for your loss. So many of us have been touched by Paula's kindness and quiet enthusiasm for life and art. You were fortunate to have been so close to a woman loved and admired by so many. She was the queen of foliage and she inspired many here on WC. The pastel world will miss Paula.

Donna T 03-29-2018 03:57 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
I'm so sorry to hear this, David, and you have my sincere sympathy. Paula was a gentle voice of encouragement in this forum and such a talented artist. Thank you for letting us know.

DAK723 03-29-2018 07:41 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
Oh God, what awful news. My condolences go out to you, her family and all who knew her.

When I joined WetCanvas, Paula was one of the guides here in the pastel forum. Not only were her paintings beautiful, but her enthusiasm, encouragement and positive attitude inspired many of us. When I became a guide, Paula became a colleague and an internet friend. She set the tone for the pastel forum, and as a guide I have always tried to bring the same encouragement and positive attitude to the pastel forum that Paula did. It has now been many years since Paula joined us here at WC, but in my mind she will always be a part of the pastel forum.


David Patterson 03-29-2018 09:22 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
Karen, Donna, and Don! I remember all three of you! WC is where Paula and I met in 2005. We ended up getting married in September of 2014. We were so happy...then cancer destroyed our lives! Heaven is getting a wonderful pastel artist!

water girl 03-29-2018 09:33 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
David, I remember spotting you in the lobby of the hotel in Albuquerque quite a few years ago at IAPS. I knew you and Paula from Wetcanvas. That may be the same convention where I first met Paula in person. She was the most amazing woman. Again, I'm so, so sorry.

Artaxerxes 03-29-2018 11:29 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
David, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost mine to something similar in 2001. Your spouse is part of you that can never be replaced. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of my wife and the many wonderful years we had together.

I will pray for you and your family during this time of grief. May God bless and take care of you.

kcwhitney 03-30-2018 05:08 AM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
I am so sorry to hear.

I knew of her only through her postings in the forum, but her beauty, kindness, and warmth were clear in her writing. It is a loss for us all. You weren't the only one to fall in love with her on this forum.

*Marina* 03-30-2018 12:13 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
David, I amso sorry to hear this. I remember her as a very friendly artist who encouraged every one in this forum. My thoughts are with you.

westcoast_Mike 03-30-2018 02:42 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
David, sorry to hear this. I got a lot of good advice and tips from Paula when I was starting out with pastels. I also lost my mom to the same disease, so I understand what you and Paula went through. My thoughts are there for both of you.

Ruthie57 03-30-2018 03:10 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
I am very sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was one of the people who really encouraged me at the beginning of my art/pastel journey way back in 2008. I was so glad to find wet canvas and she was one of the big reasons for that. I believe she was a lovely lady and I know she touched the lives of many. My heartfelt and sincere condolences go to you and all her family.

*Deirdre* 03-30-2018 04:36 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
So sorry for your loss David- she was much respected and cherished by all her friends on Wetcanvas too. She helped so many emerging artists, who will be forever grateful for her tuition, time given selflessly and for no reward, other than seeing their improvement over her many long years as a pastel guide on the Soft Pastel Forum. She will be missed....RIP Paula.

allydoodle 03-30-2018 08:01 PM

Re: Paula Ann Ford has Passed Away
I also met Paula here on Wet Canvas. She was such a driving force here, so very nice and encouraging. She was always offering positive words of advice, and she shared her knowledge freely, as well as her beautiful photographs in the RIL. She will be missed by many. Paula made her mark in the art world, especially in the pastel orbit. She will always be the Queen of Trees..... I remember when she purchased her h-frame easel. I purchased the same one based on her recommendation here in WC.

I am so very sorry for your loss David.

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