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Little Darlings and more art by Pauline De Four

Little Darlings
14 x 11 inch (h x w)
CAD 250
India Ink on scratchboard
for sale

Artist Statement
Little Darlings is an artwork depicting a moment of childhood innocence and relationship.
Through an exploration of the scratchboard medium, sharp tools carved into the black ink which sits on a white clay layer and board substrate, create depth of form. Cross-hatching, stippling and hatching serve to reveal a command of line that enables the rendering of shapes and textures. The portrait figures are allowed dimensionality and realism. Strategic pops of colour further the narrative in the use of India inks. The viewer is invited to witness honest emotion and to perhaps journey to a similar moment in time where such an act of tenderness is remembered.

Artist Bio
Pauline De Four is an emerging visual and mixed media artist based in the Greater Toronto area. As a graduate in the Visual and Digital Arts program at Humber College, she enjoys creative new ways of working and presenting art, traditionally and with mixed media. Pauline is a member of Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) ,the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) and Neilson Park Creative Centre. As a volunteer, she has created and run a scratchboard workshop for Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days and she assists within VAM’s Community Hearts ArtReach. Pauline supports accessibility in the creative arts and opportunities that allow for art to be appreciated by everyone.



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