Pauline Lange’s life-long passion for fine art began as a child in McLean, Virginia, where she explored her parents’ books of masterpiece paintings. From those early days she learned drawing and painting.
In Chicago, Illinois, Pauline studied at the American Academy of Art and began creating art on a part-time basis. She later lived in Alexandria, Virginia, where she enjoyed a long career in the defense industry, all the time honing her art skills. She attended classes at the city’s Art League and pursued painting in her evenings and weekends. Her paintings were exhibited at juried shows throughout the city.
Now a full-time artist, Pauline paints with oils, although she has long experience in pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil media. She focuses on still life and landscape art.
In June 2014 Pauline and her husband moved to Leonardtown, Maryland. The beautiful Southern Maryland landscape and river views provide her with limitless inspiration, as do the colorful flowers and produce grown by farmers in St. Mary’s County. She finds the challenge of depicting the drama of light and dark in this wealth of subject matter irresistible. With these paintings, Pauline strives for compositions that entice viewers into taking very, very long looks.