Pauline Thibodeau Paquin is a Quebec artist born in St. Monique (Mirabel) in 1952. A figurative naïve painter with an acute sense of observation, an eye for detail and an explosive color palette, Pauline T. Paquin is self-taught. A trained nurse, Pauline T. Paquin always showed a deep interest for oil painting. In the 1970s her scenes, out of an idealized vision of childhood, rapidly found an audience within all strata of society and helped popularize art in Quebec. She became a full time artist in 1979.
Her paintings, often adorned with collages and the faceless characters that inhabit them are present in galleries and collections throughout Canada and beyond. Many products derived from her work are also omnipresent through the whole country. Canada Post has recognized her talent and issued in 1996 a $ 0.52 stamp (for US destinations) to commemorate and underline the 50th anniversary of UNICEF.