ABOUT PASCALE

I am a Melbourne portrait artist, painter, illustrator, storyteller and occasional mermaid. I work from my home in the green and leafy artistic suburb of Eltham. I find inspiration in good yarns and small things in the day-to-day, living by “Stories & Memories”. A mother to two young daughters, I exhibit with local art group, Thou Art Mum, an inspiring and supportive network of visual artists who are mothers. 

I love faces and bodies! My portraits and figurative studies are mostly in acrylic paint or graphite. The range of artwork includes paintings, illustrations, prints and fan art, as well as commissioned pieces. Recurring themes in my work are shadows, reflections, tattoos, floral blooms, water, disco, the female body, childhood, colour, and Moorish and Art Deco pattern. 

I also love what lies beneath the faces and bodies! My passion for reading stories about people began in childhood with a big bookshelf full of books. In my art I explore the human condition through empathy, love, emotion, nostalgia and memory. Time, popular culture, music and literature, cultural background, humour and wordplay are all important ingredients of my storytelling. 

 

I am a Melbourne portrait artist, painter, illustrator, storyteller and occasional mermaid. I work from my home in the green and leafy artistic suburb of Eltham. I find inspiration in good yarns and small things in the day-to-day, living by “Stories & Memories”. A mother to two young daughters, I exhibit with local art group, Thou Art Mum, an inspiring and supportive network of visual artists who are mothers. 

I love faces and bodies! My portraits and figurative studies are mostly in acrylic paint or graphite. The range of artwork includes paintings, illustrations, prints and fan art, as well as commissioned pieces. Recurring themes in my work are shadows, reflections, tattoos, floral blooms, water, disco, the female body, childhood, colour, and Moorish and Art Deco pattern. 

I also love what lies beneath the faces and bodies! My passion for reading stories about people began in childhood with a big bookshelf full of books. In my art I explore the human condition through empathy, love, emotion, nostalgia and memory. Time, popular culture, music and literature, cultural background, humour and wordplay are all important ingredients of my storytelling. 

 

An advocate for women, I am constantly drawn to the themes of strength and vulnerability in femininity, identifying with “I’m every woman” through my work in a balance between realism and fantasy. An ambassador for Pink Hope, I am also a voice for the Australian breast and ovarian cancer charity which empowers women and their families to take control of their hereditary health through prevention, education and support. To read more of my journey, as well as my relationship with Pink Hope view my Stories

I like to connect with my enthusiasts and customers on social media! You can find me @pascalegarlingeart on  Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn if you would like to chit-chat about my art or personal story. 

EXHIBITIONS 

PAST 

January 2018 Fifty Squared, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy

An exhibition and art prize of artworks measuring 50cm squared and under.

  • Instant Orange Crush

December 2018 12×12, The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill

A third birthday celebration and exhibition of artworks measuring 12×12 inches.

  • I-AM-O-PEN-D

November 2018 The Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St.Kilda

A much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists, from emerging to established, the opportunity to present their artwork on the walls of Linden New Art’s beautiful Victorian-era building. All artworks in the Linden Postcard Show measure a perfectly collectible 8 x 10 inches.

  • Empowered Eye On You
  • Empowered Talk To Me

October 2018 Contrast, The Vines Café, Diamond Creek

An exhibition of diverse artworks in black and white.

  • Black Treetops Blossom

September 2018 Art4All, Fairfield Primary School, Fairfield

A weekend of fine art, food and family fun.

  • Down To Jupiter
  • Down To Mars

August 2018 Artsbridge, Hurstbridge Primary School, Hurstbridge

A contemporary art exhibition gala and award.

July 2018 Galactic, in.cube8r Gallery and Emporium, Fitzroy

As children we look to the sky in wonder but as adults in big cities the stars become less bright and our connection with the night sky becomes estranged. Reconnect with outerspace, be it by expressing a love of stardust, a fear of who’s out there, or an admiration of the cosmos in general.

  • Down To Earth
  • Down To Jupiter
  • Down To Mars

May 2018 In The Pink (Curator), Montsalvat, Eltham

An exhibition of diverse artworks exploring the colour pink, proudly supporting Pink Hope.

  • Roses

April 2018 True Love, in.cube8r Gallery and Emporium, Fitzroy

There are so many things to love in this world. In this show artists create artworks depicting the thing which makes them the happiest – their one TRUE love.

  • Near Wild Blooms Past, Present and Future

March 2018 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

The Southern Hemisphere’s leading floral and landscape design event showcases breathtaking floral installations and outstanding Show Gardens.

  • Near Wild Blooms Past, Present and Future

March 2018 I See You, in.cube8r Gallery and Emporium, Fitzroy

Lovers, Idols, Heroes. I See You is an exhibition creating a window to the soul. Artists provide portraits of the subjects they care about, be they those they hold dear, or those they idolise completely.

  • Instant Orange Crush

February 2018 NSFW, BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy

Don’t bring your Nanna along to this one, NSFW is a group exhibition that will shock, appal, and excite. Exploring the notion that certain topics are not safe for work, artists will delve into the depths of the socially inappropriate. With censorship inhibiting artistic expression more than ever, this show aims to tear down the walls and prompt discussion about all the nitty-gritty bits.

  • The Underdog

January 2018 Face To Face, BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood

An exhibition exploring portraiture.

  • I Wear It Like A Tattoo

December 2017  Grids, The Vines Café, Diamond Creek

Grids provide a framework of reference to view the entire picture plane, to extend beyond the visible limitations of the pictorial borders and expand the imagination.

  • Snare

July 2017 Green With Envy, Volumes Café, Eltham

Inspired by the colour of living grasses and leaves, creatures both real and imaginary emit a green hue and the colour green becomes a symbol of life, hope and envy.

  • Sink Back Into The Ocean 1
  • Deeper and Down

May 2017 What Lies Beneath, Montsalvat Long Gallery, Eltham

A conceptual exhibition exploring the theme of layers.

  • I Wear It Like A Tattoo

December 2016 Meet Me @, The Vines Café, Diamond Creek

Cafés are a place to connect, refresh and rejuvenate. In a world saturated by social media, cafés have become the face of real social interaction.

  • Black Coffee Rendezvous

October 2016 Spring @ Home, Interiors By Riveresque, Warrandyte

Spring is the most anticipated of seasons: a time of rejuvenation, regrowth and renewal.

  • Bloom

April 2016 Scarlet Stories, Montsalvat Long Gallery, Eltham

An exploration of the colour red. Red is the most emotive of colours – a symbol throughout culture and history, a celebration of life and our oldest known pigment.

  • Flamenco Flo

December 2015 A Taste of TAM, Bridges Restaurant Gallery, Hurstbridge

Thou Art Mum celebrates its 10th year anniversary with a vibrant and engaging 18th exhibition.

  • The Wonder Of Flora

June 2015 Desaturate, The Vines Café Gallery, Diamond Creek        

An expression in black and white.

  • Girl With A Heart

May 2015 Up, Up and Away, Montsalvat Long Gallery, Eltham                                  

An exploration of above the horizon.

  • YSL Palm Trees in Majorelle Blue
  • YSL Goldfish in Majorelle Blue

EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS

I studied a Bachelor of Arts in French and Fine Art (Major: Paint) at the University of Exeter, south-west England, for four years from 1996 with a placement at the European Academy of Art in Brittany (Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne), Rennes, France, in 1998/99. I graduated with Combined Honours in 2000 and completed a BTEC Professional Development Certificate in Interior Design at WAES, London, in the following year, 2000/1. I relocated to Melbourne, Australia, in 2005, became an Australian citizen in 2007, and continued to work in the Interior Design industry until 2017. I joined north-east Melbourne network, Thou Art Mum, as a member-artist in 2013 and Regional Arts Victoria in 2017. I completed a NEIS New Small Business short course at Holmesglen, Melbourne, in 2017.

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