Allie’s Easel

Thank you very much for stopping by and welcome to my easel. I’m Allie. I’m a scenic artist for the Theatre and TV 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 so please have a look at my works.

Unless otherwise stated all images on this website belong to Alison Drane. All artwork is copyright of the artist (Alison Drane) and may not be reproduced without permission.

My Story

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.

Currently On My Easel…

Right now I am working on a series of illustrations based on my love of plants.

I believe that gardening is good for the soul and that spending time outdoors is really beneficial for us both physically and mentally. The flowers and leaves I am using here all have medicinal or healing uses as well as being beautiful. The flowers are Echinacea, Calendula, Viola and Chamomile. The leaves I am painting are Mint, Valerian, Lemon Balm, Nasturtium and Ferns.

This piece is being painted using Ecoline watercolour pens, Windsor & Newton drawing inks and will be outlined using Uniball fine line drawing pens.

Follow me on Instagram to see more examples of my processes and to see the finished piece.

Paintings from my easel

All of my original artworks and prints are for sale so please do take a look and see if there’s something that would fit perfectly into your home. I also 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

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.

Allie’s Easel

Allie’s Easel is home to original artworks by artist and scenic artist Alison Drane

Open Hours

MonFri: 9am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed


Bristol, United Kingdom




Unless otherwise stated all images on this website belong to Alison Drane. All artwork is copyright of the artist (Alison Drane) and may not be reproduced without permission.