As a passionate watercolour and acrylic artist living in Manotick Ontario, Pauline finds her inspiration in the beauty and magic of nature and light. Pauline’s interest in drawing and painting began at an early age where her favourite pastime was in spending countless hours sketching cartoon characters from coloring books and from her imagination. By the time she reached high school, the Art program presented her with the opportunity to further develop this interest. She quickly advanced her skill by creating a multitude of paintings using different techniques and mediums. It was at this time that Pauline began her journey into the world of art.
Her artistic interests led her to a career in Fashion Design where she graduated from “L’Academie des Couturiers Canadiens” at Richard Robinson. Pauline went on to teaching Fashion Illustration to the full-time and part-time students of the Fashion Design Program at this school. Some other courses that she taught were History of Costume, Textiles and Haute Couture. All her classes were given in both official languages.
Over the years, Pauline continued her studies in art by following the Creative Arts Program at Algonquin College and several other courses at the Ottawa School of Art. She attended workshops with renowned artists Lian Quan Zhen, Don Andrews, Janet Rogers and continues to attend workshops in Life Drawing and Urban Sketching.
She is a Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society (OWS) and has served a term as the President of the Society.
From cartoon characters to fashion illustration to landscapes, the journey continues. Pauline’s paintings reflect images of nature’s frivolity, fragility and audaciousness while depicting an atmosphere of mysterious beauty.
Pauline’s studio, PASIGO DESIGN is in Manotick, Ontario, Canada.