PAULINE SELHURST EXHIBITION OF OILS AND PASTELS.
7th – 20th December 2016 in the gallery at The Beehive Honiton
FROM MINIATURES TO MODERN DAY
Pauline’s painting has gone through many permutations and developments over the years and she has completed large murals down to miniatures. Alongside these experiments she has taught formally, for seven years in two secondary schools in Hampshire before moving on to teach adults – taking them on painting holidays abroad in France, Italy and Ireland. In England, she ran workshops both weekends and fortnights in two adult learning colleges at Dillington in Ilminster and in Urchfont Manor in Devises. She also ran courses in the then Salston Manor Hotel in Ottery St. Mary for a number of years across a range of subjects – Portraiture, figures both clothed and nude, ballerina studies, still lifes and seascapes (Lyme Regis) and Sidmouth. Having picked up pastels after her son was born for its’ swift working and versatility she produced a teaching video on how to make and use your own pastels (“The Pleasure of Pastel”) This became available in Exeter and Taunton libraries and also as a teaching aid to her own courses.
For a while she flirted with miniatures and completed commissions as well as exhibiting in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London and The South West Academy in Exeter.
Recent work has taken her more into the realm of genre – observing people at work and play and their interactions. These have been fed by her continuing sketching at concerts, weddings, cafes, outdoors and churches. She is a figurative and narrative painter still fascinated by humans.
She set up and ran an Open-Air Art exhibition once a month in Farnborough, Hampshire involving 11 artists, many of who are still operating on the art scene. She ran an Art Gallery in Wellington for a couple of years. All in all, she counts herself lucky to be in this tantalising and sometime rewarding life of capturing images which may produce an echo or recognition in other peoples’ sensitivities – for where are we without the spectator?
A CHANCE TO OWN A BEAUTIFUL HAND
PAINTED COPY OF ‘CARNATION, LILY, LILY ROSE’,
the original of which is housed in The National Portrait Gallery in London.
Pauline Selhurst is raffling this painting in order to provide funds for ‘Medecins Sans Frontieres’. The total from the raffle will go towards helping them to carry on in all the dreadful and dangerous war torn areas.