"It's beyond me . . . "
is the reaction to both the absurdity and the wonder of everyday life expressed by Paule Hewlett, the artist behind Beyond Her.
As a lifelong creative professional, Paule has always produced handcrafted items featuring her natural yet contemporary art. Beyond Her was officially launched in 1999 with the Art for Every Day calendar. Since then, the product line has adapted to her forays into different mediums. She currently works in pen and ink, converting her botanical and animal images into silk screens, creating a modern line of quality housewares and fashion accessories.
Paule and her husband Michael develop, print and fabricate the artisan goods in their studio in a small town in Texas.
It's a true cottage industry!
The Story of Beyond Her
Once upon a time there was a little girl who stayed slightly confused, and slightly amused, by the way things work. "It's beyond me," she would sigh. Then she would go back to her painting. She thought she would understand more as she got older, but she actually understood less.
At the age where she expected to be truly wise, it seemed like everything was beyond her understanding. So she went back to her paints, where she found everyday objects that were beautiful. And meaningful. In a very simple way. Things started to click. She painted more and analyzed less. It's not that things got any clearer. She simply had a view above and beyond.