Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man Grey Man is a feature film directed by artist Maurice Galway. He examines in a creative way the hugely successful series of work by much loved artist, Pauline Bewick known as The Yellow Man and illuminates an equally important but much less well-known series of her works : the Grey Man Drawings. During conversations with Pauline over the last 10 years, Maurice discovered the existence of her Grey Man; drawings dealing with a much darker side of the artist which arose from discussions she had with a Gestalt psychoanalyst. They are in direct contrast to her Yellow Man works which represent an ideal life style and philosophy.
This film brings the Grey Man into the light for the first time and gives an intimate insight into how the artist works and the importance of the two entities in her life’s work and achievements. The past 35 years have seen Pauline’s work develop into an internationally recognisable style, becoming an integral part of Ireland’s cultural legacy. She lived with the Maori people for over two years in the South Pacific, painting and writing, hoping to find the perfect society. Today her work continues to sell all over the wold.