The Jetty Gallery
Pauline Patrick was born in Helensburgh, Scotland in 1963. Her mother was an artist and teacher and taught Pauline the importance of drawing skills and mixing colour.
She trained at Glasgow School of Art under the tutelage of John Cunningham and Gordon Huntly, 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.
Pauline is now a full time painter. For subject matter, she concentrates on the Scottish landscape and its coastline where the sand is white and the rocks are hewn from the thunderous crashing of waves. Several times a year, she travels around Scotland to gather research material in the form of sketches, photographs and journals; returning laden to work from her studio in Milngavie.
Pauline Patrick's paintings are produced in oils and acrylic, using strong, bold colour and as much paint as she can load onto the board. This impasto technique gives rich texture to the pieces resulting in a vibrant, distinctive style which is instantly recognisable.