Pauline Scott

STATEMENT

My work is varied with paintings and drawings based on landscape and on other natural phenomena, abstract work and, particularly, work based on the human form.

The choice of human form reflects that I have always considered it to be a thing of beauty, often mirroring the shape and beauty of other natural phenomena and nature has always held a fascination for me.

I am fascinated by the figure, by its beauty and by the seemingly endless differences in appearance. My recent work uses a variety of shapes that the human form creates, and I have abstracted portions and painted and drawn these in a manner between abstraction and representation. The results can be interpreted as the figure and yet not so. For me these paintings and drawings are not simply human form but are atmospheric and evoke memories of other natural phenomena.

Although I never intended to be an abstract painter, much of my recent work does have abstract qualities. The paintings and drawings are framed by the edge of the canvas and paper but not contained by it. The more abstract paintings thus produced are intended to intrigue the viewer.

I use a wide variety of media including pencil, graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylic, using either paper or canvas as a base for these. My canvasses are of differing sizes and shapes depending on what is felt to be appropriate to the composition.


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