Born in Paris, Dominique Paulus was educated at Montclair State College of New Jersey with a BA in Fine Arts/Education. After teaching for eleven years, Dominique relocated to northern New Hampshire to focus on her work as a wildlife artist. Annual backpacking vacations, photographing animals and flowers in the Rockies, fueled a thirteen year passion for Montana. In the fall of 1998 Dominique moved to Red Lodge. Living next to the Beartooths adjacent to Yellowstone National Park is a dream-come-true for an artist, birder, and naturalist.
As one of the longest standing Kibler & Kirch employees, Dominique specializes in furniture repair, faux painting, and making things more perfect. She spends hours in the field studying, sketching, photographing, and capturing the essence of her wild subjects in a variety of media. Most recently in acrylics, Dominique utilizes frozen and mounted specimens to further portray exacting details of each species. Her work is a contemporary contemplation of how nature reflects to the modern world.