Pauline Bewick is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed artists.
Pauline Bewick was born on 4th September 1935 in Northumbria, England. Pauline was brought up on a small farm in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
She had her first exhibition in 1957 in the Clog Gallery, Dublin after which she moved to London. There she successfully exhibited her paintings at the Leicester Galleries and the Piccadilly Galleries. BBC Television commissioned Pauline to illustrate and write a series of ten minute programs called “Little Jimmy”.
She has now been living back in Kerry for over 30 years with her psychiatrist husband Patrick Melia. Their two daughters Poppy and Holly are also artists. Pauline works in three large studios on paintings, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics etc. The retrospective exhibition of her works from Two to Fifty (1,500 works) at the Guinness Hop Store in 1985 and The Yellow Man exhibition in 1996 at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, both had record attendances.
She started to paint at the age of two and has continued throughout her life. In 2005, Pauline donated to the Irish State a collection of over 500 of her art works, representing both her 70 years and all stages of a woman’s life. These pieces are now placed on permanent display in Waterford and Kerry. A further 250 pieces, telling the same life story are available to travel at home and abroad.
Paulines Collections, exhibitions, available artwork etc is available on her website at: