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 

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 BeneathMontsalvat 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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Ph: 0408 398 266 

Email: hello@pascalegarlingeart.com

ELTHAM

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

ABN: 581 9552 3200

 

 

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