Thanks very much for stopping by and welcome to my easel. I’m Allie. I’m a scenic artist for the theatre industry but when I’m not up to my elbows in paint or glitter (depending on the time of year!) you’ll find me and my easel in my garden close to the beautiful city of Bristol. I’ve always got a new painting on the go, usually inspired by our beautiful outdoors.
Every painting tells a story and a lot of my artwork is inspired by the outdoors. I was born and raised in Perth, Scotland before heading for London to study Scenic Art at the Central School of Speech and Drama. As much as I loved London, I found myself longing for the Perthshire air. So I set off for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, nestled in the woodland on the banks of the River Tummel.
Even though I now live in Bristol, the beautiful highland landscapes still inspire me with their striking colours, calming waters and a real feeling of peace. I try to convey this in my paintings to bring the feelings of calm and escape so often found in the Scottish Highlands.
I am proud to have exhibited my work at several galleries and festivals including: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Hayrack Gallery, Daventry Arts Festival and the Litchborough Arts Festival.
Paintings from my easel
All of my artwork is up for sale so please do take a look and see if there’s something that would fit perfectly into your life. I take commissions so if you have something specific in mind, please do get in touch.
My favourite paintings
Loch Dunmore in Summer
Loch Dunmore, Pitlochry
Loch Dunmore is one of my favourite places in highland Perthshire. I stumbled across this loch hidden in Faskally Forest one day and am always drawn back to it. The mesmerising view and perfect tranquillity never cease to inspire me. On this particular day the trees were arching over the water and the summer sun shone through the branches.
River Brann and the Black Linn Falls at Dunkeld, Perthshire
Standing on this side of the Black Linn Falls looking back towards the stone bridge and Ossian’s Hall the roaring of the water was spectacular. It had rained heavily prior to our visiting the Hermitage at Dunkeld and the water seemed in such a rush to get under that bridge. I stopped for a while and listened to the water whilst taking in the view.
Severn Bridge at Sunset
Severn Bridge, Severn Estuary
It is not just the Scottish Highlands I am inspired by. My new home of Bristol is a wonderful place to explore and the different quality of the light here makes it just as interesting. The Severn Bridge looks dramatic at any time but particularly at sunset as the dramatic pinks, yellows, oranges and intense purples throw the bridge into a deep silhouette showcasing it’s wonderful structure.