Biography

paulinelebrittonI am a mixed-media artist living and working in Pembrokeshire. With a BA in Sculpture from Norwich School of Art, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, my work explores childhood memories, play and nostalgia – often through strange, life-sized scenarios and papier-mâché figures. I work independently and in schools, as well as collaborating with other artists.

I am a founder member of Sand Palace Arts. Established in 1998 Sand Palace Arts is a group of artists who have successfully initiated and developed community visual arts events in Pembrokeshire – from open studios and artists’ kites to community projects working on sculpture trails, banner making, murals, Fairtrade Fortnight, processions for One World Week and lantern processions for Pembroke Festival.

I have gained a lot of experience setting up my own exhibitions as well as working within schools and through a variety of community groups of all ages and abilities. Presently I am concentrating on my own practice as an individual artist.

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, my themes oscillate between what feels familiar and ordinary, and the unfamiliar – a realm that has a dark twist of the unknown. I use references from the past to explore the visible and the invisible, and try to capture in-between states – often working in response to a particular theme or environment.