Papernoten is run from a small basement studio situated near the stunningly beautiful Young's Bay in Astoria, Oregon. There, owner and artist, Lindsey Aarts, creates nature-based watercolor illustration and mixed media collages that focus on the regional flora, fauna, and landscapes that greet her daily. She is supported in her art adventures by her loving husband, Vincent, her three children, and two fur babies (a lazy old cat) and a quirky and energetic old dog). 

You can find Lindsey selling at the Astoria Sunday Market, teaching watercolor classes at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, or spending time outdoors enjoying the Pacific Northwest. She currently has a small collection of art and greeting cards available at RiverSea Gallery in downtown Astoria.

Artist Lindsey Aarts and her husband Vincent

More About the Artist 

Lindsey Aarts was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Art History and Museum Studies. In 2009, she packed her belongings and headed west to Portland, Oregon. For the last twelve years, Lindsey has worked as a freelance graphic designer but began focusing on her personal art practice when she moved to Astoria in 2017.



Mixed Media Collage of a cargo ship on a river and colorful houses on a hill.