Pauline Goldsmith worked in the global bio-pharmaceutical industry for forty years and then ran her own consulting company for seven. She originates from the UK but has made US homes in Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami.
She was the co-director of South Florida’s GroveHouse Artists and is a Signature Member of the Miami Watercolor Society. As co-founder and co-director of Miami’s Tropical Botanic Artists for over 10 years, she led the artists into new and exciting art-scientific arenas. She has served as a Board Director for the American Society of Botanical Artists and retains a very active involvement in fundraising and communications.
Her love of South Florida’s sub-tropical vegetation has encouraged her to use watercolors to translate their exquisite beauty to paper. In her attempts to render the likeness of such plants into visual art, she has become mesmerized by their subtle transformations in the changing tropical light. In botanical art, watercolors are applied with small brushes and a dry technique, which is challenging, but the resulting fine details and depth of color are rewarding and therapeutic.