21 Nov Our March 2018 Exhibition: Pauline McPharlin
Pauline McPharlin’s work has been purchased by customers all over the world, as well as locally, including the purchase of two of her cricketer works for the Adelaide Oval, where they are now displayed in the President’s Room. Her work has particular appeal for it’s quirky characters, bold colours and unique style.
Although she is best known for her large drawings of beach women and country cricketers, Pauline’s new exhibition, on in our gallery in March 2018, features large, painted canvases in her signature bold colours. They feature abstract works inspired by the Australian landscape and wildflowers in red dirt country.
Pauline began her career teaching high school art and, later, teaching tertiary and private classes. Awarded a scholarship in Iran, she studied religious, royal arts and architecture of Persia. During this time, she was particularly inspired by simple lifestyle and culture, especially those living in desert and country regions, leading her to travel to remote places in Iran, Yemen, Morocco and rural Australia. Out of this came her country cricketers, sporting scenes and women in everyday life.
The Australian landscape continues to inspire, as seen in her current series of paintings.