Ailsa Black

Ailsa Black

Dumfries, Dumfriesshire

Ailsa Black trained at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. Today she works from a seaside studio in the tiny Scottish village of Carsethorn in Dumfries and Galloway. From her studio at the top of her house she observes and captures the daily comings and goings of village life. The birds, animals and countryside surrounding Ailsa have a knack of edging their way into her paintings, prints, cards and gifts.

Whether it's squirrels and butterflies, cats and mice, hares and robins they often appear to be having a quiet conversation. Ailsa's partner Alan and Jack, their much-loved failed sheep dog, also make regular appearances. Her art embraces the simplest and deepest joys in life, those cherished moments of quiet companionship when the world seems at peace. From this rural base Ailsa enjoys the happiness and simplicity of the good things in life which she then shares with you through her art.