About

I am a French artist, illustrator and singer.

Most of my work is watercolour and illustrative with a touch of fantasy, haunting and delicate. Some of my illustrative work is inspired by architecture. My inspiration comes from nature, underwater, the imaginary and fairytale. Though most of my work to date is illustrative I am drawn by spontaneous abstract art & acrylic on larger canvas. My work is a balance between very detailed illustrations and more abstract expression. I have found that the principle of Story spheres (I have extended outside the sphere!) has helped me develop my intuitive, spontaneous style and most of all get in touch with my feelings. You can see some examples in my abstract art section.

I previously worked with Kate Andrews at SketchBetter, planning and teaching art classes and private tutoring. An example of a lesson I designed can be found here. I co lead a ‘Mindful Creativity‘ workshop at the Turner Contemporary in Margate with Kate: I taught the group how to illustrate & paint their ‘Character strengths‘ in watercolour / as part of SketchBetter services. You can see the template I designed here.

I am part of the Artful Dodgers, a watercolour group who meet regularly on Saturday’s. I am a member of KAOS – Kingston Artists and The Society of Volumes.

I have also recently teamed up with singer-songwriter Jasmin Jones, painting live and singing backing vocals improvised harmonies. I regularly sing old songs in nursing homes. For me singing and painting work together. I would call myself a singing artist.

I have illustrated and painted for: musicians, wedding stationery, interior designers, personalised wall paintings, children’s books, pet portraits. You can visit my Instagram account to view my work in progress!

Please get in touch if you are interested in any collaboration, commissioning or buying any of my work. Originals and prints for sale. Commissions taken. Available to lead workshops.

Née Callais, my married name is Pauline Hennessey though I decided to keep the French touch for my work. I have lived and worked in Paris and London and moved to Surrey early 2016. I worked over 8 years in luxury interior design. After leaving the industry, I decided to give back to the community, where I was in charge of the Kensington & Chelsea Foodbank. My artistic calling rose up again and is continuously expanding, exploring different avenues.