Patty Paulus

    Patty Paulus has combined various careers over the past 25 years. She began teaching art in public school, moved on to pursue painting and also started her own graphic design business.  She taught grades K-4 art at St. Paul Academy and Summit School for 18 years and currently teaches art as part of the summer school program at SPA. Patty continues to paint in her artist studio located in the Dow Building in St. Paul, MN.  Her work is on display in the The Dow Gallery located at 2242 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN.  Patty has been able to intersect her painting career with her composer husband, Stephen Paulus, by providing artwork for the covers of many of his choral, chamber, orchestral and opera CDs. To see examples of their collaborative projects, link to for CD cover art on Albany Records, Gasparo Records, Ten-Thousand Lakes, Reference Recordings and other record companies. The choral and orchestral CD, Far in the Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus, featuring the music of her recently deceased husband, won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Classical Contemporary Composition and has one of Patty’s original paintings on the cover. In 2016, she retired from teaching to spend more time in her art studio.