My name is Pauline, I was Pauline scudder before I married, I'm now Pauline Jones. I'm a self tought painter, but I've been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. right from the age of 5 years old my stick people got top marks in the class:) Due to circumstances, e.g. no money, I never was able to go to art college but I did learn a lot form a home study course that I did, I passed with distinction and felt very proud of myself, it was as good as getting an "ology" for me. A few years ago I was encourged by a very good online friend to take up soft pastel painting, she thought it would suite my realist style, I've never looked back since then. I paint pet portraits, but they've been very thin on the ground due to the recession, but hopefully it willl pick up again soon.
Animals are my passion, my dream is to be surrounded by them, but alas that is out of the question, I do have my akita rescue girl named Asia, she is my constant companion and I love her to bits. Apart from dogs my other passion is fancy rats, they are very special little animals and one day I'll paint a picture of my sweet little rat, who sadley passed on some time ago, named Honeysuckle. I don't have a rat right now because my dog would rather eat it instead of make friends with it ;)