Born in New Zealand, Pauline moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked as the Advertising Manager of a national retail chain for 20 years. Relocation to Queensland meant that her long-postponed passion for art could be given some attention, nurtured, and brought to life. Pauline joined art groups in Brisbane and she was elected full member and Publicity Officer for the Half Dozen Group of Artists. She painted and exhibited landscapes and figurative works in many art shows and galleries, until she finally found her niche, and her passion ... painting people.


Pauline has written and contributed articles to several artists’ forums and creative sites on the World Wide Web. She mentors student artists from all over the world and has collectors for her paintings in Italy, France, England, Ireland, America, Russia, Finland, Germany, Holland, Cyprus, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.


Pauline’s work has been featured in the American black & white photographic magazine 'NUDE', and in various Australian publications including Australian Palette Magazine and Australian Artist. Pauline tutors many workshops locally and interstate: Portraits, Life Drawing, Figure drawing and painting - in many mediums including soft pastels.

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Classical Goddess 


Suitable for beginners and some experience

Discover how to establish the allure of a sophisticated classical nude pose, lighting and staging the subject with simple drapery, then nailing the proportions and the composition; finishing the painting in subtle flesh tones. 

Painting people and each person’s uniqueness is my passion, and I prefer to
paint flesh tones and their subtleties rather than complicated clothing.
Flesh tones can be portrayed in many hues, and I enjoy an experimental
approach to each new painting.

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'Figure Drawings and Painting Techniques from Life'


Suitable for all levels


This workshop is for beginners and improvers. I will be encouraging participants to step out of their comfort zone and take their skills to the next level with a series of drawing exercises and a different approach to observation, memory and delivery techniques.


Students will begin to ‘see’ differently during the first hour of the workshop – after this our model will be introduced and we will continue honing skills using simple colour palettes, with attention to composition, proportions and colour harmony … simple but effective techniques which students can confidently take with them to future figure drawing self-help sessions. Model may be nude or semi-draped.

*information subject to change*