Artist, Creative, Painter
Warkworth artist, Pauline Gough, is a self taught, contemporary acrylic painter. Her aim is to paint intuitively and she works quickly in order to maintain a fresh result. She loves to paint in an impasto style, with energetic brushwork and deliberate texture. Her large, rhythmic landscapes and bold cow and rooster portraits are created with no rigid expectations, the results even surprising herself. "I love to play around with colours and shapes, lines and values. After all, that is all a painting is." she says. Her subjects tend to be landscapes, still life and her signature cows and roosters.
Pauline has been painting and exhibiting prolifically since 2010 and is known for her vibrant paintings.
Pauline's works are held in private collections in NZ and all over the world.
Pauline was the official artist for Tour of New Zealand 2015, 2017 and 2019. This entailed painting 2 cyclist themed paintings a day for 7 days, while traveling the length of the North Island. Her popular paintings were all auctioned and sold for charity at the end of the race.
Finalist 2017 Cliftons Art Prize
3rd Prize, The Great Summer Art Exhibition, Professional Section 2016/17
Finalist 2015 Cliftons Art Prize
1st in Gilmore Brown Art Awards 2014
Finalist 2013 Cliftons Art Prize
Merit in Auckland Easter Show 2013 (Dry Category)
2nd in Auckland Easter Show 2013 (New Artist Award)
3rd in Gilmore Brown Kaipara Community Art Awards 2012