Following the pictorial traditions of generations of great painters, Pauline Bradshaw dedicated many years to the intensive study of old master drawings, paintings, plaster casts of antique sculpture, anatomy and the nude model. Bradshaw was granted rare access to HRH Queen Elizabeth’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 compelling 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.”
She paints a meticulous representation of reality, revealing intimate relationships and tensions between familiar objects.