Kaipara artist, Pauline Gough, is a self taught painter. Her aim is to paint intuitively and she works quickly in order to maintain a fresh result. Her intent is to not necessarily portray with accuracy what she sees. Pauline was raised on a dairy farm north of Auckland and has been married to a dairy farmer for 28 years, hence the common theme of farm animals for her inspiration. Pauline has been painting and exhibiting prolifically since 2010 and is becoming known for her vibrant paintings. She was invited to be a feature artist in the New Zealand Artist magazine March/April 2014 edition.
She loves to paint in an impasto style, with energetic brushwork and deliberate texture. More recently, she has ventured into oils and is loving it. Pauline's works are held in private collections in NZ and all over the world.
Pauline exhibits regularly on the Mangawhai Art Trail north of Auckland (around Easter) and welcomes visitors to her studio (ph 0211832738)
Pauline was the official artist for Tour of New Zealand 2015 and Tour of New Zealand 2017
3rd in Gilmore Brown Kaipara Community Art Awards 2012
2nd in Auckland Easter Show 2013 (New Artist Award)
Merit in Auckland Easter Show 2013 (Dry Category)
Finalist 2013 Cliftons Art Prize (Auckland Region)
1st in Gilmore Brown Art Awards 2014
Finalist 2015 Cliftons Art Prize (Auckland Region)
3rd Prize, The Great Summer Art Exhibition, Professional Section 2016/17