The Studio and the Artist

Paula Camus grew up in the Acadian village of Cheticamp on the west coast of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. Living on Cape Breton has inspired her craft and this can be seen in the beauty and eclectic nature of her pieces.

Her creative journey started 25 years ago as an oil painter. She started working with stained glass a few years later and in 2000, she opened the Seasonal Treasures gift shop, selling her custom work.

Paula’s studio space replaces her former gift shop, and this is where she now produces her beautiful stained glass pieces. Her unique products are personal designs with a modern, artistic flair. Her popular backyard /songbird line, beach sand prisms, trinket boxes and dragonflies are delighting customers from near and far.

Paula loves the great outdoors – she is an avid hiker, runner and coastline scavenger.

what inspires her?

“The beauty of Cape Breton Island, and in particular, the coastline winding up the west coast of the Island through Cheticamp, is where I find inspiration for my work. The magnificent ocean, which can be wild and rough, the jagged shoreline, sandy beaches, and the artistic communities that dot the coast, have given me more than enough raw material for my stained glass craft.”