"I admire Paula's art. She has developed her unique style with a beautiful use of detail and colour. Her compositions are startling and show great artistic sense. She paints stunning visual fantasy scenes and her portraits exactly capture her subjects personality and attitude with a wonderful sense of reality. I wish her well and forsee a great artistic career ahead of her."
- A. D. Blake, Artist
"Paula Novak completed 12 designs for the Hallmark Cards “Fairies” Calendar 2003 dated. The artwork was of excellent quality a result of a good understanding of the Hallmark brief and was completed within specified time frames. The dealings with Paula Novak were effective due to good customer service and understanding of the strict time frames that were required for the project."
- Stella Cirrito, Hallmark Cards Australia
"I have known Paula for approximately two years now. During this time I have come to know her very well professionally, having met her on many occasions and been very impressed with her calibre of artwork. I have been keen to use Paula to illustrate a book for us and just recently had the pleasure of doing just this. The title Paula worked on required quite specific detail of recognizable facial features in all of the characters in the book. She was ideal for this title, having had great experience in portrait and figurative painting and illustration. Paula produced exactly what we were looking for with this title which is now in production. She is a confident and precise illustrator. I find Paula a pleasure to work with. She is bright and bubbly, positive and intelligent and artistically creative in every way."
- Bruce Wallis, Sunshine Books
"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. I am also now using her talent to create a portrait of my daughter. Paula's work is done with insight and a gift."
- Deborah Lawson, Quintessence
"In 2004 I commissioned her to paint a large work (2.5mtrs square) for the opening of our new stadium. This outstanding piece features Mr. Ross Dallow, with the stadium itself behind him. This work particularly captures Paula’s ability tonto only produce extremely accurate profiles, but with the stadium in the background, it also demonstrates a sense of perspective which is rare in many artists." - R. J. Harvey, Former Mayor of Waitakere City
"I first met Paula Novak at an exhibition in the Waitakere City Council foyer in 2001 and was most impressed with her work. I asked her to be part of the Art out West brochure I was putting together. I later asked Paula to become involved in an exhibition staged for international tourism media at Rangiwai Lodge in Titirangi. At this gathering she displayed her art alongside other local artists and sang and played guitar to entertain the guests. 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 and I recommend she look closely at exploring multimedia as she has the capacity to visualize in both 2D and 3D. 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
"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."
- Village Roadshow
"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."