Pauline Syron-Coxon’s artworks head to the sky

Pauline Syron-Coxon has a passion for abstract landscapes. Photo: Supplied
Pauline Syron-Coxon has a passion for abstract landscapes. Photo: Supplied

 

THE sky’s literally the limit for local artist Pauline Syron-Coxon, whose artwork was selected to feature on the cover of snack boxes used by Qantas.

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The contemporary Aboriginal Dot Artist said she was “really taken back” when she discovered her work would be viewed by more than 350,000 travellers over the next six months.

“Snowy Mountains Cookies is a big company in Jindabyne, they approached me and said we love your art, we’d like to showcase it on our cookie boxes that fly with Qantas,” Pauline said.

“I was certainly very flattered and very honoured.”

In addition to her artwork, each box carries a storyline of the featured work and a profile of Pauline’s Indigenous background.

Pauline said since the boxes have been in use, there has been a higher demand for her work.

“It has really showcased me internationally and given me much higher exposure,” she said.

“I have had orders from America for paintings, so it is a really good recognition as an artist.”

Pauline grew up in Bulahdelah and has had a lifetime interest in art.

Her first painting was of Bulahdelah’s Alum Mountain and she attributes her ongoing passion to the memory of her much-loved grandmother, Nan Syron.

Pauline said her work reflects the Australian bush which she captures through abstract landscapes.

“It is very contemporary and very modern,” she said.

“The way I do my dot art is abstract, so you can recognise the location and thread the dot art into the landscape.”

Pauline has spent the last few years working from her studio and Gallery at Berridale in the Snowy Mountains Shire, turning her hobby into a thriving business.

She has also been kept busy with a host of commercially commissioned work.

Pauline said she will be returning to the local area to set up a studio at her home on the Karuah River.

She plans to use her artistic talents to share the Worimi Dreamtime stories and her connection with the water.

 

By John SAHYOUN

 

Artist Pauline Syron-Coxon with the cookie box featuring her artwork.
Artist Pauline Syron-Coxon with the cookie box featuring her artwork.

 

The Snowy Mountain Cookie box featuring Pauline Syron-Coxon’s artwork.
The Snowy Mountain Cookie box featuring Pauline Syron-Coxon’s artwork.

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