By Anton Dolders, Regional Chair of Arts at Macmillan Cancer Support
Pauline McNulty was born in Southport and has been painting for around twelve years. However, her expertise in the use of water colour, acrylic paints and pastel especially in the portrayal of people and animals may cause one to think otherwise. She has also become adept at mixing her chosen media to great effect.
Pauline said: “I like the challenge of capturing the spirit of an animal or person using colour, tone and line. Every painting is an adventure”
Pauline’s artistic odyssey possibly reflects her life: she a is self taught artist who draws upon her diverse life experiences resulting from a thirty year career in nursing for inspiration. Her job impelled travel to various places including Birminham, Hull and Istanbull and now in retirement, her garden which she also finds encourages her to paint.
Pauline is extremely enthusiastic about involvement in the Southport Art Scene. This is demonstrated by her membership of local art organisations such as Churchtown Art Group and Ainsdale and Birkdale Art Club and entry of her work into exhibitions held by The Palette Club; Southport Contemporary Arts and Art For Macmillan Cancer Support at it’s current venue in Cambridge Walks. Her work can also be seen in L and A’s Tea Rooms in Churchtown which accommodates a Macmillan fundraising exhibition and also includes work by one of our other brilliant local artists Walter Fairclough and myself. Pauline explained that her involvement in so many creative ventures results from her preference for a social approach to art involving sharing ideas and experiences to the isolation so often experienced in the this profession. She will be appearing in Cambridge Walks Gallery to do a painting demonstration from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Friday 8th January when she will be willing to answer questions about her painting techniques.
Cambridge Walks Gallery, 12 Cambridge Walks, Southport, PR8 1EN
open Tues – Sat 10.30am – 5.15pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm
For full details regarding Art For Macmillan’s activities and exhibitions look online: www.artformacmillancancersupport.co.uk.
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