Pauline Scott studied Art part time at the NCAD and at Dunlaoghaire Art School, where she completed Art Teacher’s Certificate Exams. She also has a Diploma in the History of European Painting from Trinity College Dublin.
She developed an interest in landscape painting, initially in oils, but later specialised in watercolour painting. She is interested in the delicate yet rich and and subtle pigments in watercolour, and it’s transparency.
Favourite subjects include in particular the colour and light on the Connemara seashore. Other subjects of interest are villages and woodlands including colourful villages in Tuscany, France and Spain.
Technique involves detailed drawings and colour notes on site and later development of the subject in delicate transparent layers of watercolour. Watercolour on wet paper has a life of its own not found in oil painting.
Pauline Scott is a member of, and exhibitor with, several Art Societies, including The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club (past Hon. Secretary), The Dublin Art Society ( past Hon. Secretary), The Watercolour Society of Ireland ( past Hon. Secretary and Past President). She has also exhibited in many group exhibitions including RHA, RUA, Annual Exhibitions at the Mater and St. VIncent’s Hospitals and Kilcock Art Gallery. Work has been included in a European Watercolour Exhibition in Bellagio Italy.
Her work is represented in Permanent Collections of the University of Limerick, The Department of Foreign Affairs, and the Department of Health. Work is also in the collection of Enterprise Ireland, the Office of Public Works and in Private collections in Ireland and abroad.