Richmond-based painter Ayna Paisley primarily exhibits works in acrylics and oils but loves to experiment with different techniques. Growing up with parents who were artists, she discovered her own practice from a young age. Her current focus lies in creating paintings that blend inspiration from the great Flemish masters and American tonalists. The highly-detailed and intricate still lifes are focused on objects, flora, and fauna arranged in narrative-driven compositions, while the main inspiration for landscapes is the most atmospheric and magical moments in nature. When creating her paintings, Ayna uses a classic approach to build up consecutive layers of thin paint, as well as more expressive techniques like monoprint which is often used as a base layer for her artworks and contributes to creating texture. Great attention to detail and a cohesive overall tone are the most distinguished traits of Ayna's artworks.
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July-August 2022 - 'The Green & Stone 4th Annual Summer Exhibition' - London, UK

April 2022 - 'The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors annual exhibition / Mall Galleries - London, UK

September 2021 - 'SWA Annual Online Exhibition' organized by Society of Women Artists, London, UK

May 2021 - 'When Words Fail', organized by the online gallery Visionary Art Collective, curated by Grace Lang

October 2020 - Reflections 2020, organized by The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, London, UK

October 2020 - The Resilient Self II, organized by The Artists Pool, displayed in Espacio Gallery, London, UK

September 2020 - 159th Society of Women Artist Annual Exhibition, London, UK

July 2020 - Online Exhibition of Encaustic Artwork "Encaustic Today"