Pauline studied physiology and zoology at Birmingham University. In 1955 she accompanied her husband to Cape Town, where the wildlife greatly inspired her imagination. She enrolled at the Michaelis School of Art at Cape Town University, studying life drawing and printmaking techniques. She returned to the UK in 1960, but still made numerous trips back to South and East Africa. Pauline excelled at print making and from her studio in Warwickshire produced outstanding images of African wildlife, and later on her second love Siamese cats.
In 1964 Pauline was one of the first artists to be elected as a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists. Her first solo exhibition was in Cape Town, followed by many others in Africa, England and France.