Ailsa’s world
Quirky and cheerful, Ailsa Black’s colourful artwork has captured the imaginations of art lovers from across the UK.
Since 2010, the popular Carsethorn artist has been a regular participant in Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling open studio weekend and her paintings have hung at exhibitions from Staffordshire to Crief.
And the gallery at A’ the Airts in Sanquhar is delighted to be hosting Ailsa for its April exhibition where she brings a brand new collection for spring.
Ailsa takes her inspiration from her rural surroundings, using them as a starting point for her depictions of animals and people in a humorous and heart-warming narrative.
She said: “Although my surroundings are my inspiration they are really just a starting point.
“I try to keep my paintings fairly simple in their composition and like to use a restricted number of colours. I try to add a touch of warmth to the animals and people. I want them to look friendly and welcoming.
“In my world I imagine the conversations that animals have between themselves and with the people they meet.”
Ailsa Black’s spring exhibition at A’ the Airts, 8-2 High Street, Sanquhar, runs from now under April 30.
Further information from www.all-the-airts.com