I’m basically self-taught, taking inspiration from old masters as well as modern day artists.... I live for art, both to look at and to create it.
Each and every person has their own individual beauty, outside and inside..... they are already masterpieces of creation! Painting people is how I celebrate humankind and each person’s uniqueness, and I paint people as a tribute to our Creator.
I paint every single day if I possibly can..... I don’t want to go to my grave with my paintings still inside me... and I don't want any paint left over!
What others say about Pauline Adair and her paintings.
"Pauline Adair is totally at home with the nude. Her studio is full of sketches and paintings - finished and unfinished - of the human body. She has been commissioned to paint friends and members of our family. Pauline not only makes them feel totally at ease when posing, but the way she portrays them makes them feel quite comfortable and never embarrassed when others look at the finished work. Pauline's nudes are more evocative than provocative. Each figure appears alone and content with her own company. The observer is drawn into the painting, peering into a private moment captured by the artist. The viewer is captivated. A purchase is inevitable! To own a Pauline Adair is to have in your possession a very personal treasure. Created by an artist who passionately believes in putting so much of herself into her intimate portrayal of the engaging human form." -Ken Hickson, communications consultant, university lecturer, author, convener of art exhibitions and friend.
" The human form is a difficult subject for artists to paint. The artworks convey Pauline's love of this subject matter. The delicate touch of another female shows through in her selection of appealing poses and tasteful handling of the paintings. The artworks are rendered with a pleasing softness in colour and tone. The focal point of the figures is worked in a softness that matches the ambience of the models' poses. There is a minimal approach outside the figure with few props to distract." - Brian Allison, well-known Australian artist.
"To let oneself be totally immersed in viewing the exhibition, for a time, had the effect of transporting my physical being to another realm. In viewing the art created by Pauline, one can fully appreciate the artist's dedication to her creative expression of the beauty of the human form." - Allison Henderson, artist.
"Pauline's rare talent for capturing true line breathed life into each beautifully executed nude study. Delicately etched in charcoal or pastel or washed in watercolour, each piece will withstand the test of time and be a joy to own." - Pamela Mitchell, artist.
"Pauline Adair's ability to capture the emotion of her model draws the eye and heart of the viewer. She works deftly in a number of media and displays a high level of expertise in mixing these to create a subtle emotive lure of light and shadow. Bodies never looked better!" - Mari Murphy, fine art dealer.