Paula Johnson was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Wanting to return to her family roots in Tennessee, she attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and received a B.S. in Elementary Education, and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. After an internship in Oneida, Tennessee, she taught elementary school in both Shelby County and Hamilton County Schools. After marrying Mark, her college sweetheart, she returned to Knoxville to start and raise a family. Staying home with two fabulous children, Carly and Brian, gave her a chance to start exploring a more artistic side of herself. Now that her children are older, she wanted to attempt the dream of devoting herself fully to stained glass and pysanky. She is grateful to be a part of Broadway Studios and Galleries.