Following the pictorial traditions of generations of great painters, Pauline Bradshaw dedicated many years to the intensive study of old master drawings and paintings. As a student, she was granted rare access to HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s private library at Windsor Castle to research and copy selected old master drawings.
“I’m inspired by 19th century drawings and paintings from the legendary French and British academies. There was a dedication to technique and uncompromising craftsmanship in their work. My academic training has allowed me to continue in this tradition and I try to convey a passion for drawing in my paintings.”
Pauline passes along her extensive knowledge of academic techniques in private studio classes, lectures and workshops frequently held at the National Gallery of Canada and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
She has also exhibited at the prestigious Louvre Museum in Paris as part of the Société National des Beaux Arts annual international exhibition. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, France and Italy.