Mortimer, Paulette

Paulette Mortimer (born 1975, Nassau, The Bahamas) is a professional photographer and multi-media artist. She received her Associates of Arts Degree in Languages and Communication from The College of The Bahamas (1996), and later her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from Barry University (1998), followed by a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University (2002) and a Masters Certificate of Specialization in International Business from Nova Southeastern University (2004).

Mortimer's love for Fine Art photography developed during her college years in Miami where she took classes in hand-colouring, hand-toning, pinhole, colour, and panoramic photography. Exposure to such a wide-range of processes laid the groundwork for Mortimer's experimental approach in her own work. Although she dabbling with creative projects, it wasn't until 2006 that Mortimer became a professional photographer. Drawing from the Bahamian landscape and seascape, Mortimer works with black and white film, colour photography and most famously, infrared film and filters. Alongside her photography practice, she works in many different media including jewelry making, clay modeling, image transfers and encaustic painting.

Exhibitions include Infrared Inspiration at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery (2012) and Giving Thanks to Nature, at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery (2008). Mortimer placed 4th in the 18th and 19th Annual Spring Photography Contest by Photographer's Forum Magazine and Canon and was published in Profiles98 Magazine (2013), Yinna Volume 4 and Love and Responsibility (2012).

In 2022, Mortimer reopened her store Third Eye Artworks & Collectibles in the International Bazaar Arcade downtown Nassau. The stores sells Mortimer's encaustic paintings as well as photographic imagery of local scenes on tile, canvas and wood.