About the Artist
Drawing and painting has always been an important part of Pauline’s life. She grew up in Victoria and later became a secondary arts and crafts teacher, teaching in East Gippsland, loving her life on the Gippsland lakes and sketching the dreamy landscapes.
On her return to Melbourne she was accepted into the Gallery School at that time headed by John Brack. When she returned to teaching she changed to Primary art teaching, enjoying working with young children and their freedom of expression.
She and her husband worked around Australia, doing all sorts of jobs. Living and working in the Northern Territory and later the Pilbara gave her a love of the northwest landscape.
After moving to Perth with a young family, there was little time for painting.
Later, in Perth, she followed a long- held desire, and studied ceramics. As a potter she worked for many years with Guildford Village Potters and teaching part-time. Painting was restricted to holidays.
A year in Canada introduced her to watercolours and she returned a committed watercolourist, finding it a fresh and delightful medium. She became a member of the watercolour Society of Western Australia and never looked back, enjoying the companionship and support. She exhibits with them regularly and her work is in many private collections.
She regularly paints “plein air” both at home in the Perth hills,and when on travel. Her studio paintings are sourced from these, sketches and photographs taken. Some of the areas she particularly loves are the south coast and the rocks of the eastern wheatbelt. But she also enjoys painting portraits from life.
45 x 57 cm Framed
I just had to paint this group of happy,excited little boys on Cheyne beach
29 x 46 cm – Framed
Testing the waters in the Swan river.
1/4 Sheet – Framed
I saw two worlds here. First the terns nestling in the weed quite close to me, and then the bathers heading out at Cottesloe Beach. Each blissfully unaware of each other.
55 x 43 cm – Framed
The magic of Lake Iseo in Italy. Beautiful island coast.
Great Southern Land
1/2 Sheet – Framed
Salt lake and wheat belt patterns are amazing from above. The bones of the country below. When flying east I’m constantly looking below.
32 x 37 cm – Matted
This beautiful butterfly,sadly dead, appeared in my half built studio. I made paintings of it as it was, large, lovely and slightly damaged. I wondered how it got there. Only recently I saw another and was so glad that there are more of them around.