After a nightmarish experience in a stuck-behind-a-desk job, Ailene Cuthbertson began life as an artist four years ago, studying creativity and art through The Learning Connexion's distance learning programme.
Now, newly graduated and armed with a Diploma of Art and Creativity (Honours), she is embarking upon the next step of her art journey with her first solo exhibition entitled: Of dreams and hopes and love.
Of dreams and hopes and love
26 May to 26 June 2017
ArtsPost Galleries and Shop
120 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Gallery hours: 10am - 5pm daily
“Every scene invites you to be drawn in, wonder about them, and see where the stories take you.”
“Explore the wasteland of the fire dancers, awaken legends, seek a Waylight, feel the fire. Every scene invites you to be drawn in, wonder about them, and see where the stories take you.”
©2016 ‘Of dreams and hopes and love’ by Ailene Cuthbertson
Artist Ailene Cuthbertson creates worlds full of magic and mystery. With the help of digital magic, she and her bright, bold heroines swirl and fly, telling their stories and bringing their dreams, hopes and love, to life.
‘Of dreams and hopes and love’ brings together glimpses of stories from three dancers:
Paige is fifteen and wants to be a professional ballerina. She dreams of twirling, skirts flying and pointe shoes whispering and dancing a story of love, joy, heartbreak, revenge, and an ultimate act of forgiveness, in the hauntingly romantic ballet, Giselle.
Elena is a belly dancer, inspired to dance by one of the greatest love stories you’ve probably never heard of: when a Ruthenian slave girl captured the heart of a sultan. He named her Hürrem, ‘the cheerful one’, and wrote poems to her eyes.
Ailene, the artist herself, who reads far too many fantasy novels now steps into her own wondrous adventures.
©2016 Ailene Cuthbertson ‘We sang in the warmth of the Waylight’. Digital painting.
©2015 Ailene Cuthbertson, '…golden silks swirling around her, loath to intrude upon her moment of freedom...' Digital painting.
For more information about studying creativity through art and TLC’s distance learning programmes call 0800 278 769, or request a prospectus.
Support Ailene by visiting her exhibition, or view more of Ailene Cuthbertson’s work at: www.oldmountainart.com