Born in 1952 in Sainte-Monique, Quebec, Pauline Paquin first lived in rural areas on her father's farm where she began drawing at a very young age. For college, she opted for nursing which she studied for three years in Saint-Jérôme. She then came to work in Montreal as a nurse. In 1980, she had as a neighbour a painter who introduced her to oil painting and she began to take a serious interest in this medium. Finally, in 1983, she decided to enter this field and devote her life to it. Since then, she has exhibited in Quebec as well as in Ontario and in several galleries in Western Canada. She is also a member of the Institute of Figurative Arts.
The world of childhood according to Pauline Paquin, would be a perfect title for all of her work. With her, the children are always celebrating, in the city as in the countryside. A magical world of great vitality in colors, lines, shapes, in short, throughout the composition. A painting by this artist is a beautiful tale, a beautiful story. Of course, the illustration side is present, but the anecdote becomes universal. It seems that this paradise is never threatened by time because Paquin's vitality bursts into her paintings.
Pauline Paquin's painting is obviously narrative, but we should not stop at the anecdotes, the picturesque details, the "children's stories" that she proposes. "I've often been told that my paintings smile and yet very rarely do you see the faces of my children, first of all because I don't like to dwell on details, and especially because they better represent all the children of the world, not just some of the individuals here."