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Pauline Clay, CPSA, CPX, is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in Color magazine, Colored Pencil Magazine, CP Treasures 8, CP Hidden Treasures Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6 and Vol. 8, the book "Draw Seasons in Colored Pencil" as a featured artist, and in numerous international art competitions. She is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and is a Juried Member of the International Guild of Realism. In addition to her website, you can also find her on Instagram and Facebook.


Pauline lives in a rural area of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, which provides incredible opportunities to experience the subtle, quiet beauty of nature. This natural beauty, and intense love of flowers, have become the inspiration for much of her art. She shoots all of the photos she uses as references for her art and always has a camera or cellphone handy -- just in case. She enjoys capturing what could be a fleeting moment and transforming it into artwork that allows people to enjoy nature's splendor in a way they may not have previously experienced.


She earned a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in 2010 and has been working in colored pencil almost exclusively since 2014, taking classes and workshops from nationally and internationally known artists. She worked as a newspaper journalist for more than 30 years, but now spends her time focusing on art.


  • International Guild of Realism

  • Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA and CPX signature member

  • U.K. Colour Pencil Society

  • Bon Air Artists Association, exhibiting member in colored pencil

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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