Dr Pauline Patrick was born in Helensburgh, Scotland. She trained at the famous Glasgow School of Art under the tutelage of John Cunningham, graduating BA (hons) in 1985.
Pauline developed a successful career in art education which culminated in lecturing at both Strathclyde and Glasgow universities. In 2009 she embarked on a doctoral study based on art practice and art education, graduating in 2014. This study combined the research methodologies of writing prose and making art; an experience which led to the realisation that it was time to return to Pauline’s 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, Pauline 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 mostly oil and acrylic 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 says ‘reproduction is the enemy of creativity. I can get bored quite easily, so the notion of sticking to one subject matter in one particular style is alien to me. I want to keep moving forward, experimenting with new ideas and methods rather than stagnate’.
Pauline’s work is represented by leading galleries throughout the UK and is attracting the interest of discerning collectors both at home and abroad.