Pauline led what she describes as a very full life before deciding in the late 90s to learn to paint. She worked her way through several instruction books and in 1998 she was delighted to have four paintings accepted by the SWA. In the early 2000s she was made an ASWA and then finally a full SWA member. She continues to exhibit at the Mall Galleries regularly. Spurred on by her success with the SWA her confidence grew and she was accepted by the SFP in 2003, following it in 2010 with full membership of the Society of Botanical Artists. At this time she was painting solely in water colour. During this time Pauline became seriously ill and family and painting was Pauline’s lifeline and ‘kept the gremlins at bay!’
Pauline now loves to work in mixed media, acrylic, pastel and ink. She thoroughly enjoys colour, skilfully juxtaposing complementaries and playing intense dark tones against light. In this context visitors may have seen her work in heavy body acrylic featured in an article by Soraya French in The Artist . She is equally at home with delicate, free-flowing water colours and always aims to capture the essence of the flowers that inspire her by whichever method. Pauline now has a busy life exhibiting and working and is a regular favourite at Florum. Her ‘Summer Brights’ was used as their 2011 invitation image.
In 2010 she celebrated her 19th year of survival with an award for Excellence in Watercolour from Winsor and Newton.