Ailsa is inspired (as are many of her contemporaries) by the gentle Devonshire countryside and is fortunate to have the Torridge and Taw Estuary plus the Atlantic Ocean on her doorstep all providing her with a wealth of material for her work. She uses mostly acrylic but enjoys the challenge of watercolour and other media. Recently she participated with a group of like minded artists in life drawing sessions experimenting with charcoal, pastel and graphite to produce a series of sensitive and individual works. Being a member of North Devon Arts is proving to be both a useful and productive environment in which to network and further her work.
Having retired from a career in teaching she is now enjoying the time to pursue her own interests which include painting, photography and travel. She completed an Art and Design Course at North Devon College and has attended various classes and workshops in order to experiment with a variety of media, extend her skills and develop her own style of work. In becoming a member of Pilton, Ilfracombe and Tiverton Art Societies she has had the opportunity to meet new like-minded friends. She is having fun and learning something new each day.
Ailsa was taking part in the Open Studios Event during the last three weekends in June.