James Ainslie

Ainslie was born in SA in 1950, graduated in art from the South Australian School of Art and has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas since 1975.  Painting professionally for some 40+ years holding some 30 solo exhibitions throughout Australia & overseas. Ainslie was regularly an artist in residence at Ayers Rock, and was invited to represent South Australia in London with 6 other artists, and showed at the Museum of Fine Art in Pasadena, U.S.A. with Ainslie Roberts and Garry Duncan.

"My paintings are often a direct result of a location. It is the colours, textures, smells, patterns, in fact the essence of a place that inspires my images. The interpretation may be realistic, but often may develop more abstractly as a more cerebral reaction to the visual stimuli." J.A.

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