Pauline Patrick was born in Helensburgh, Scotland, in 1963. She trained at Glasgow School of Art, graduating BA (hons) in 1985. She developed a successful career in art education which culminated in lecturing at both Strathclyde and Glasgow universities.
In 2014 Pauline completed a doctoral degree. This study included the research methodology of art practice; an experience which led to the realisation that it was time to return to her first love – painting.
As a full-time painter, Pauline’s subject matter ranges from her native Scottish landscape to further afield. Recent painting trips abroad have included Venice, Provence and Cádiz. As with other Scottish artists, she was drawn to these locations in search of new inspiration and the opportunity to capture a different light and culture.
Pauline’s work derives from first hand observation in the form of sketching and painting outdoors, later developing these en plein air studies in the studio. Chosen media is oil on linen panel; the process of producing the painting is as important as the final product. Excellent draughtsmanship and thoughtful composition uphold the use of rich colour applied with bold brushstrokes to create a distinctive, expressive piece of work.
Pauline’s work is represented by leading galleries throughout the UK and is attracting the interest of discerning collectors both at home and abroad.