Paulin Clough Hon Retired PS (1943 - 2023)

Biographical Details

Pauline Clough attended the Bournville School of Arts in Birmingham where she specialised in heraldic embroidery design. She became member of the Pastel Society in 1982, and served as a Council Member.

She exhibited also with the Woman's Society of Artists, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the West of England Academy.

She won many awards including the Pastel Society Main Award in 1987, the Daler Rowney Pastel Society Award in 1982 and 1985, and the Birmingham Pastel Society Award on three occasions in the nineties.

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Daler Rowney Award Pastel Society 1985 & 1997

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Derwent Award 1997

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Everyman Award 1986

Birmingham Pastel Society Exhibition Artists

Illustrators Show Platinum International Award 1995


The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018

Other exhibitions

Royal Academy

The Pastel Society

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Womens Society of Artisits

Royal Birmingham Society of Artisits

Royal West of England Academy

Herons Ghyll

A Personal Tribute from Peter Vincent PS

I got to know Pauline twenty odd years ago, as I played golf with her husband Peter, and was much impressed with her paintings and untidy studio.

My wife and I often went for trips out with Peter and Pauline and friends, to places like Dungeness, us to walk, Pauline to paint plein air.

I had used pastel in my design work illustrations and was encouraged by Pauline (a PS committee member) to join the Pastel Society.

Sadly her painting years came to an end due to Parkinson's disease with her final years spent in a care home.

A generous and lovely friend.