Paquin, Pauline

Born in Sainte-Monique (Quebec, Canada), Pauline Paquin is the mother of three sons. She is currently living in Ste-Adele (Laurentians) where she carries on relentlessly what she started in 1979.

Self-taught painter, she worked as a nurse in the school system. The fascinating world of childhood, with all the imaginary, the spontaneity and the simplicity that goes with it, is at the center of her work.

Pauline Paquin, a figurative artist with an acute sense of observation, an undeniable flair for details and an explosive color palette, carries on her mission and put to life on her canvas those magic moments of childhood. She puts into her painting her sensitivity, a sensitivity with a touch of souvenirs, of mothering, of nostalgia and reality, all depending on her moods when she is creating her artwork.

Each painting illustrates a unique moment, a magical moment to stay the least, of the children's universe, a world in perpetual effervescence similar to an endless whirl. The scenes, either actual or fictitious, are bringing us back to our own childhood. The voluntary omission of facial features makes it easier for us to be drawn into the painting, even if this is without our knowledge! Her art is accessible to everybody with an open mind!

There are no adults or at least just a few in her paintings. That's what the artist wants. One can imagine that the adults are not very far, watching over the children. The children are omnipresent, they have the front scene, lost in their world, in the moment... The artist puts them in their natural environment, either in an urban or a rural setting. The artistic composition is accessory, it serves as a way to illustrate the place and the moment. They are the most important element. Every piece of work is an expression of LIBERTY and JOY FOR LIFE. Tears, and there will be some, are for later...

It is not surprising to know that her unique style and her personal artistic vision have been approved unanimously. Her artwork have been displayed in the most prestigious Canadian art galleries. Canada Post has recognized her talent and has issued in 1996 a $0,52 stamp (for US destinations) to commemorate and underline the 50th anniversary of UNICEF.

Many products are derived from her original work and are available on the market: limited editions, lithographs, Christmas cards, greeting cards, puzzles, etc. Numerous publications also displayed her work: school books, business magazines, decoration magazines and television shows. You will find some pieces of her work displayed on the walls of art collectors, professionals, head offices of major companies, and more important, of those who remember or want to remember!

She is perfecting her technique and her influence is expanding. Numerous pieces of work were bought by customers and suppliers from around the world. This reality shows, without a doubt, the passion of a growing clientele and the universality of her ART.

In 2000, Pauline Paquin was chosen to illustrate a children's book (CARRY ME, MAMA) published all over the world. She is currently working on a second book for the United States this time.

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