Pascale is a Melbourne portrait artist, painter, illustrator, storyteller and occasional mermaid.
Pascale works from her home in the leafy and artistic suburb of Eltham. She finds inspiration in good yarns and small things in the day-to-day, living by “Stories & Memories”. A mother to two young daughters, she exhibit with local art group, Thou Art Mum, an inspiring and supportive network of visual artists who are mothers, and with Melbourne galleries.
Pascale loves faces and bodies! Her portraits and figurative studies are mostly in acrylic paint or graphite. The range of artwork includes paintings, illustrations, prints and fan art, as well as commissioned pieces. Recurring themes in her work are shadows, reflections, tattoos, floral blooms, water, disco, the female body, childhood, colour, and Moorish and Art Deco pattern.
She also loves what lies beneath the faces and bodies! Her passion for reading stories about people began in childhood with a big bookshelf full of books. In her art Pascale explores the human condition through empathy, love, emotion, nostalgia and memory. Time, popular culture, music and literature, cultural background, humour and wordplay are all important ingredients of her storytelling.
An advocate for women, she is constantly drawn to the themes of strength and vulnerability in femininity, identifying with “I’m every woman” through her work in a balance between realism and fantasy. An ambassador for Pink Hope, Pascale is also a voice for the Australian breast and ovarian health organisation which empowers women and their families to take control of their hereditary health through prevention, education and support.