In November of 2018, Pauline Gladstone established herself as a professional artist and began creating her body of work. Her studio is located within the walls of the Stone Building, dating back to 1839, located on the site of Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios in Glen Williams, Ontario.
There is something to be said for surrounding yourself with eight-foot-high windows, river stone walls, and wide planked wooden floors. The light is inspirational, and the size of a canvas is limited to the fourteen-foot height of the ceiling. Nicknamed The Spark Studio, this tiny 85-square-foot space provides a reprieve from the world and a safe place for Pauline to create.
A short period of time has passed since taking her first oil painting class in 2017. Since then, Pauline has begun to master the ability to translate her emotions onto the canvas thru painting. Every painting tells a story. She began creating realistic, comfortable images that cause the viewer to place themselves into the scene, to create their own story, to stir up memories and emotions. Her current work is a departure from the easy viewing, realistic pieces of the past 3 years. Growing as an artist, Pauline has begun to explore how she can speak to the emotional, physical, and psychological silencing of women. A major creative work is underway.
In November of 2017, Pauline enrolled in painting classes under the instruction of Artist, Lorne Winters of Glen Williams, Ontario. She quickly realized that she had both a passion and talent for oil painting. Since that time, the subject matter of her paintings varies. Pauline has explored still life, nature, landscapes, abstract, and portraiture. She continues to use realism as the foundation for all her painted stories.
2019 WTFDYP Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2019 Home Grown, Helson Gallery, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
2020 1st Place, Artists of Halton & Peel Juried Exhibition
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2021 148th Open Juried Exhibition Ontario Society of Artists, Canada