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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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Making Faces

Experience Level: All students

Using charcoal and pastel for this demonstration, Pauline will creating faces 'ad lib' as warm ups. 

She will demonstrate creating a portrait using charcoal as a drawing and painting medium - finishing it off with soft pastels.

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The Figure from Life -Charcoal & Pastel

Experience level: All students


Switching from left to right brain thinking and back helps artists to 

observe better and to deliver more acurate marks to the paper. We will first practise these techniques in the morning, interspersed with helpful tips and tricks for quick pose drawing, drawing the human head at any angle, and how to tackle details - or not!


In the afternoon we will complete limited palette pastel studies with the help of a Life Model in the studio. I will challenge participants, but I will be both encouraging and supportive

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