Pauline T. Paquin is a self-taught Quebec artist, born in 1952 in Sainte-Monique in the Laurentians, north of Montréal. She started painting and drawing at a very young age. Latter she studied nursing at a college in St-Jérôme and worked as a professional nurse in Montréal. In 1980 she began painting more seriously and in 1983 she quit nursing to devote all her time to her art. Paquin’s work takes us on a journey in the playful world of children. Here scenes depict kids playing in various settings, fun and full of imagination. Paquin paints essentially in oils, her style is figurative with a tendency towards naïve art. Here color pallet is bright and vibrant with strong contrasts that makes her scenes come to life.
Pauline Paquin is a highly recognized artist; her work can be found in many galleries throughout Canada and she had a multitude of solo and group exhibitions. Paquin’s paintings are found in numerous Public and Corporate collections. In 1996 Canada Post released a 52 cents stamp with Paquin’s artwork to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UNICEF. Pauline Paquin is a member of the Institute of Figurative Art.