Project Description

James Ainslie

I have painted professionally for over 47years and during this time I have had more than 40 solo and countless group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas (England & U.S.A.). In 1995 I was selected with 6 other artists to represent South Australia in London & prior to this I was fortunate enough to be invited to exhibit in the Pasadena Museum Of Fine Art with Ainslie Roberts & Gary Duncan.

I have always been eclectic in my sources of inspiration and the paintings often start as realistic interpretations and later develop into more conceptual statements as I immerse myself in the milieu of the initial inspiration: the light, smells, sounds & presence all contribute to the individual essence of what triggered the inspiration.

I mostly work in acrylic either on Arches paper or Belgian Linen and occasionally I will introduce other media in conjunction with the acrylic, such as natural ochres & clays that may be endemic to the landscape.

WINNER 1990 CAMBERWELL FLORA & FAUNA ART PRIZE VICTORIA
CO-WINNER 1993 BAROSSA VALLEY VINTAGE FESTIVAL HERITAGE AWARD
SELECTED for 2008 TATTERSALS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE Finals
SELECTED for 2010 WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE Finals
SELECTED for 2010 BRISBANE SENSES ART EXHIBITION
SELECTED for 2010 TATTERSALS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE FINALS
FINALIST for MORTIMORE ART PRIZE 2010
WINNER OF PEOPLES CHOICE AT WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE
FINALIST IN 2011 WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE

COLLECTIONS

  • Artbank
  • BP Australia
  • Mobil Oil Australia
  • Diamond Merchants South Africa
  • Macquarie Broadcasting
  • Media Escape Pty Ltd
  • Kernewek Lowender Collection
  • Myles Pearce & Co. Pty Ltd
  • A.M.P. Society
  • Workcover
  • St John Council of S.A. Inc
  • State Bank Collection S.A.
  • Reserve Bank Collection of S.A
  • Reserve Bank Collection of W.A.
  • Barossa Valley Heritage Collection
  • William Hancock Collection
  • San Francisco…U.S.A.
  • Samphire Resources Perth
  • Glen Fryer Melbourne
  • Bankers Trust Australia
Shop James’s Art

A selection of James’s work