Artist Pauline Lerry trained at Hereford, Ravensbourne, and Birmingham Colleges or Art, gaining degrees in Fashion and Textiles. She now lives in Somerset, and follows her own practice full time, after having had a career in Design, and Art and Design education. She is a painter, however mixed media drawing also plays a key role in her practice. She uses a range of approaches in her work, many of which concentrate on the sense, or mood of the subject matter, and the nature of the media. Often it takes on a direction of its own, with responses to elements of unpredictability. She has come to realise that investigating, and watching what happens to materials and surface contributes to the development of her work.
Her work has many influences. It has a variety of starting points, often returning to recurring themes concerning remembering people and events, marking a time, acknowledging significant moments, and responses to events in this world.
In 2015 Pauline exhibited at the Penwith Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall. She was part of a group exhibition under the title ‘Avidity’
During 2016 she collaborated on a joint project celebrating the beauty, atmosphere, and changing nature of The Wildlife and Wetlands Trust’s Steart Marshes near Bridgwater in Somerset. This has continued to develop an ongoing interest in the environment, and the part we as humans play. The sense of our place in the world.
In recent years she has collaborated in exhibitions at The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. In 2018 with Anna Hillman and in 2019 with Siân Martin and Lesley Roberts (www.artworktogether.com) in an exhibition addressing issues of climate change. ‘Change Matters’