Born in Merseyside in 1946, I studied painting at the Central School of Art and Design ’64 – ’68, and at the Slade for a post grad.

I fell out of the gallery system when I switched from painting landscapes to cracks in walls, dripping with existential angst. Over the years I earned my living by doing graphics, animation, illustration and textile design, all to support my painting habit and let it unfold without pressure. I became ensnared in Photo Realist paintings, ‘Waiting’ was the last one. A series of life events then sent me into a nosedive.

On recovery, with help, I then discovered my painting territory at the tender age of 45.

I am still exploring, obsessed with painting and not dead yet.

Pauline Jones