Pauline McLean Dutkowski was born and raised in Great Britain on the shores of the Irish Sea.
Her fascination with the visual arts began when she visited the Louvre in Paris with her parents. However, it would be over two decades before that passion became a reality. The circle was completed for her when she recently participated in an art exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre.
She has worked as an artist in the medium of fibre since 1972.
Allan W. Edwards, her amazing mentor for over a decade, promoted, exhibited and sold her work on two continents. He was the driving force behind the revival of the B.C. & Alberta chapters of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
From 1972 until the present day, Pauline's
hand woven tapestries and fibrescapes have been acquired for the boardrooms and head offices of many companies internationally.
Her art works are included in permanent collections such as the Museum of the Americas, Miami, Florida - and now, White Rock Museum & Archives.
To view images and more information about her work, please visit www.creationsinfibre.com.
The dimensions of tapestries created in one piece range from eight by eight inches to four by twelve feet.
Pauline's work has been shown in the National Museum of China, Beijing; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Canadian Embassy Tokyo, Japan and other major centres.
Her tapestry "Entanglement" is in the British Columbia Art Collection and was part of the first major exhibition of the complete Government collection at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
Three of her pieces were in the Canada Pavilion at Expo '86 in Vancouver.
In 2011, she was given a page in the book "100 Contemporary International Artists Vol. 2" published by the European Communities Artists Library of Barcelona, Spain and the Museum of the Americas, Florida.
Pauline is currently the coordinator of "Outside the Box - a Celebration of Fibre & Textile Art throughout September 2011 in White Rock. Please visit www.outsidetheboxwhiterock.com
She is inspired by the awesome beauty of God's creation. He tapestries and fibrescapes are an attempt, in a small way, to capture some of that wonder.
Listing last confirmed: Apr. 7, 2012