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Name: Pauline Adair

Art: Painting

Country: Australia

Birth Date: 1949-01-16


Contact: 61754717648

Pauline Adair Painting Australia


Born in New Zealand, Pauline moved to Sydney, Australia in 1970 where she worked as the Advertising Manager of a national retail chain for the next 20 years. In 1990 relocation to Queensland meant that her long postponed passion for art could be given some attention, nurtured, and brought to life. 
Having no formal art training Pauline exhibited in many Galleries and Art Shows around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, winning over 40 art awards for portraits, landscapes and figurative works. 
Pauline has painted and been inspired by many and varied subjects over the years, and has explored the figure and portraits in her art extensively. Her tasteful nude figures are always more evocative rather than provocative, and she has often been commissioned to paint personal nude portraits. 
Pauline works in watercolour, pastels or oils... or the figures may be drawn in a variety of mediums including charcoal, inks, or textured acrylic. 
Her home studio is located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.


1991 Redlands Art Show: Highly Commended, 
1992 Redlands Show: 1st Prize Pastel; 2 X Highly Commended Oil; 
1993 Moreton Shire Art Competition: Highly Commended Watercolour. 
Redlands Show: 1st Prize Miniature.1st Prize Watercolour. 
1st Prize, Redland Shire Council Special Award & Acquisition. 
Ernest Henry Memorial Art Contest: Highly Commended Portrait. 
Redcliffe Art Contest: Highly Commended Watercolour. 
1994 Brookfield Art Competition: Highly Commended Watercolour. 
Redlands Show: 2nd Prize Watercolour. 3rd Prize Oil. 
1995 Brookfield Art Competition: 3rd Prize Painting any Media; 
3rd Prize Watercolour; Winner Oxlades Pastel Award. 
Redlands Show:1st Prize Figurative; 1st Prize Works on Paper. 
Queensland RNA Show: Commended Open Class; 
& Commended Watercolour. 
Redcliffe Art Contest: Commended Watercolour. 
Maroochydore Arts Festival: Highly Commended Watercolour. 
1996 Coffs Harbour City Exhibition: 1st Prize Figures & Faces. 
Redlands Show: 3rd Prize Oil/Acrylic. 
Maroochy Art Festival: Highly Commended. 
Moreton Bay College Festival: Commended. 
Currumbin Festival of Arts: Highly Commended, Watercolour. 
1997 MacGregor Lions Art Show:  
2nd Prize Portrait; Highly Commended Watercolour. 
1998 MacGregor Lions Art Show: 2nd Prize Portrait 
1999 Kenilworth Art Show: Commended Oil. 
2000 Maleny Art Awards: 3rd Prize Oil/Acrylic. 
Maroochy Arts Festival: 2nd Prize Pastel. 
2001 Pine Rivers Art Award: People’s Choice. 
Maleny Art Awards: 1st Prize Pastel. 
2002 Maleny Art Awards: Highly Commended Pastel. 
Caloundra Art Awards: Highly Commended Drawing. 
2003 MalenyArt Awards: Highly Commended & Commended Oil/Acrylic. 
2004 Maleny Art Awards: Highly Commended Oil/Acrylic 
2005 Caloundra Art Festival: Pastel Award 
Gympie Goldrush: 1st Prize Portrait 
Highly Commended Open 
Commended Pastel  
2006 Caloundra City Art Festival: Oil Award 
Highly Commended Pastel 
Kenilworth Art Show: 1st Prize ‘The Human Figure’ 
Gympie Gold Rush Ann. Exhibition: Pastel Award 
Entrant Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize 
2007 Entrant Archibald Prize 
2007 Entrant Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize 
2008 ‘Africa – Face to Face’ Portrait Exhib. Noosa Regional Gallery 
Winner Art4life Prize – Viewers Choice 
Kenilworth Art Show: Commended ‘Human Form’ 
Cooloola Art Awards: Commended, Open Section
Pauline Adair Impressionism Painting/Pintura

Exhibit Name: In Honour of Cricket

Title: 'Facing a Fast One' (The Art of Cricket) ( September 2009)

Sale: For Sale

Price: 0Dolar

Size: 130x95 Cm

Art: Painting/Pintura

Technique: Oil

Comments: I was inspired to paint this diptych by my son's game of Cricket on Bradman Oval, at Bowral, NSW, Australia. Bowral is famous as a Cricket centre, as that is where Australia's most famous Cricketer, Don Bradman was born and raised. A Cricket Museum is ab


How did you start in Art?

I have always drawn.... mostly faces. Faces fascinated me ever since I was a little girl..... I used to draw faces everywhere.

Who is/was your master?

Hard to answer..... I look to different artist every day for inspiration. But I suppose the artist who had most influence on me was Edgar Degar..

Do you think that training is Important or prefer self-taught?

I always thought self-taught was the best way to go..... but now, looking back, I wish that I had some solid art instruction. Mind you, I have had loads of fun finding out for myself.... but some justification would have been good in this stage of my career.

It is possible to live from Art?

Exist.... maybe, yes. But I think you have to make sacrifices for your passion.... many!

Transpiration or inspiration?


Your 3 Favorite Artists Living and Dead

Michaelangelo, Degas, David Kassan.

Work of art that you would like to be the Author and Why

I haven't done it yet..... but I am working on my own masterpiece.

Is there a Price for Art?

Being selfish.... is something that I have found most disturbing to me..... but I have had to say no to so many things for the sake of spending extra time in the studio.

Everything can be art or are there limits?

I once thought there were no limits..... but some people just take things too far! There are always some who need to push others shock buttons!

Digital Art. Yes or no?

I think it is very clever, and requires a talent too.... but I don't like the fact that it is included in many art exhibitions and judged equally with analogue art. Digital art, after all, doesn't exist in real life..... and if it does, it's just a print! (Apologies to my digital artist friends.... whom I admire enormously for what they do.)

In Honour of Cricket
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