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OSA presents: "2023 Fine Arts Diploma Alumni Exhibition" @ Shenkman Arts Centre

Ottawa ON, January 9th to February 4th 2023

"Big Impressions: An Abstract Artventure" @ Trinity Art Gallery - Shenkman Arts Centre

Ottawa ON, January 5th to February 7th 2023

Ottawa Mixed Media Artists presents: "Something New, Something Old" @ Atrium Gallery Centrepointe

Ottawa ON, December 9th, 2022 to February 15th, 2023

Ambient Landscapes: The OSA 150 Years - OSA Members' 150th Anniversary Exhibition @ Art Gallery of Northumberland

Coburg ON, September 10 - October 16, 2022

Conversations: The OSA 150 Years - 3rd 150th Anniversary Members' Exhibition @ The Orillia Museum of Art and History

Orillia ON, July 23rd, 2022

"In this members' exhibition, Conversations, artists were invited to research the rich legacy of our members from 1872 onwards. They were asked to dialogue with artists of the past or contemporary members whose works spark resonance or difference in relation to their own practice. Artists were challenged to interrogate, transform, reformulate, and relate to works by other OSA artists."

I chose Lawren Harris; a founding member of the Group of Seven. Below to the left is Lawren Harris' "War Painting" from 1943, followed by my work on the right, "Heroes" from 2019.

"When comparing the two paintings I found it amazing that after seventy-seven years I could see so many similarities. I created the desired effect of unusual and brilliant colours and contrasting massive shapes so as to give the illusion of landscape. Sky, mountains, and water all come to mind when looking at these shapes. I think this is also what Lawren Harris had in his thoughts and wanted his audience to feel."

(Left) Harris, Lawren, "War Painting", 1943. (Right) Clarkson, Pauline, "Heroes", 2019.

Website update

Ottawa ON, October 16, 2021

I have recently updated my contact page to receive emails. If you tried to send me a message in the past, I am now able to respond through the website.

Upcoming: Ontario Society of Artists Biennial New Members' Exhibition

Ottawa ON, February 18, 2021

I will be participating in this year's OSA new member exhibition. It will be held virtually spanning 4 weeks from March 25th to April 22nd. Please visit for more information.

Pauline Clarkson inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists

Ottawa ON, January 11, 2021

I am very pleased to announce that as of December 2020, I have been inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists.

Socially Distancing at the McMichael

Vaughan ON, September 20, 2020

Solo Show @ Preston Square

Ottawa ON, July 7th, 2019

Here are some pics from my latest solo show - "Shapes, Anything but Square". (Right click to get a closer view)