Pauline's love of creativity blossomed after retirement from the health professions. Initially concentrating on scientific illustration, she broadened her endeavors as her confidence grew and Pauline now has a particular interest in portraiture.
Pauline Dewar is a well-regarded Australian artist with a focus on botanical art although she often delights in including a fauna component to her highly detailed and intricate works. She has been creating art for over 10 years and has won several awards including the prestigious Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Illustration (2016) and was a Highly Commended finalist in the 2014 Waterhouse Art Exhibition.
Pauline resides in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, however she prefers to create her works from live specimens and so often travels to collect materials from various locations across Victoria. She works in a variety of mediums including watercolour, pencil and ink; and has recently begun exploring textile works.
2014 Highly Commended Finalist Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
2012-14 Highly Commended Margaret Flockton Award
2015 Second Prize Margaret Flockton Award
2016 First Prize Margaret Flockton Award
2016 and 2019 First Prize ACMD St Vincent’s Hospital Art Prize
2015 and 2016 People’s Choice Award, Botanical Art Society of Australia, Flora Exhibition.
The Art of Botanical Illustration, Melbourne 2012,2014,2016,2018
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Adelaide 2014, 2018
The Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Illustration 2011 – 2016
Botanica, Sydney 2013 -2019
Fleurieu Food and Wine Exhibition, SA 2016
ACMD St Vincent’s Hospital Art Prize 2016 -2019
Focus on Nature XIV, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 2017
Focus on Nature XV, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 2019
Roi Art Prize 2019 finalist
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2020
Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art 2021
Victoria State Herbarium Collection
Hunt Institute for Botanical Illustration, Pittsburgh, USA
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, New York State
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Art Collection
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