Paula Novak's Satisfied Customers

"Over the years I have seen Paula create many wonderful artworks but the desire to own Nikau Maiden became so strong that as my business grew I decided I must have it hanging on my own wall. This dream came true in 2003. Paula’s art is enchanting, it draws the viewer into another realm. " - Robyn Kamira, Paua Interface, business consulting and marketing.

"Paula is a good creative technician, able to assess the market and incorporate styles to meet the demand.She has the ability to work in a three dimensional genre …I would recommend her talents to anyone looking to commission a painting for their home, their corporate environment or wanting a photo-realistic portrait." - Beth Coleman, Tourism Consultant

"On a professional basis I would prize the painting that Paula completed for me as one of my most treasured possessions… Monetary payments come and go but the portrait that Paula fashioned for me to depict my life and dreams continues to inspire me on a daily basis and is often a help in outlining my vision to clients and interested others.

I commend Paula to you as a person of great character, integrity, skill and creative excellence. Time spent with Paula will change you for good. Her artworks will be an enduring influence that will bring you inspiration, beauty and a great deal of joy."- Dr Marytn Bowis, Net Design Ltd


"Paula Novak of Istra Artworks completed 12 designs for the Hallmark Cards "Fairies" Calendar 2003. The artwork was of excellent quality, a result of a good understanding of the Hallmark brief and was completed within specified time frames." - Stella Cirrito, Product Manager – Seasons, Hallmark Cards Australia

"Paula Novak was contracted to undertake a Nativity theme setting and 15 panels (8’ x 5’) were painted. The Kiwi Valley Group Management chose Paula Novak after viewing her work and felt that she would bring the edge of reality to the promotion we were looking for.

The promotion was in place for 10 weeks prior to Christmas and was a great success. The final effect was everything we were looking for and many visitors were amazed at, not only the quality, but also the realism that was created.

The Management at Kiwi Valley would highly recommend Paula Novak for any undertaking requiring her artistic flair. Paula is a professional artist and her commitment to producing work that is of this level is an absolute." - Kathy Park, CEO, Kiwi Valley Group

"I first saw Paula Novak’s work in a gallery in Auckland. I thought her work was beautiful, so I inquired about a portrait for myself which carried the theme of my aroma therapy business and included in detail all the herbs and plants I used.

She completed that with such amazing results portrait for myself and it lead me to order another portrait, this time in remembrance of my mother. Paula's work is amazing. I am now using her talent to create a portrait of my daughter. Paula's work is done with insight and a gift." - Debbie Lawson, Quintessence. Email:



"We commissioned Paula Novak to create five sepia-style panels for the set of the new series of the Power Rangers being filmed in West Auckland. Because of copyright issues we could not use panels of famous faces so we needed to have paintings of people who looked famous but could not be identified as a specific individual.

Paula came up with five faces that definitely fitted our criteria within a tight deadline and we used them in the series. Paula took our instructions and worked diligently presenting us with rough outlines for approval and them completed the work which we were impressed with. We will be calling on Paula again should any situation arise where we can use her considerable skills." - Art director, Village Roadshow, KP Productions, Studio West

"I commissioned Paula Novak to paint a fantasy painting of me as a "leopard woman"...using a photo and lots of creative energy...She was very communicative during the creative process, and kept me advised throughout so there were no surprises, which I greatly appreciated... I am absolutely thrilled with my painting, and to quote her and all of my friends who have seen it..."The painting simply takes you somewhere else...I am commissioning her to help me illustrate a book, and would recommend her artistic mastery to anyone wanting a first class, stunning result." - Robyn Fond, Managing Director, ProQuest Consulting 09-4456736


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