160 Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4DU

t: 0044(0)1382 220600 art@galleryq.co.uk
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Saturday 10am-5pm
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Aliisa Hyslop

Aliisa Hyslop was born in 1957 of as Finnish/Scottish parentage. She attended college in Portsmouth, obtaining a BA Hons in Fine Art (drawing and painting) in 1981.

Since then she has lived and worked in Edinburgh, developing her own particular style of figurative painting. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout UK and abroad. Her paintings have touched people from all walks of life with their particular mixture of joy and melancholy.

Aliisa has drawn on folklore and childhood memories of visits to relatives in the forests of southeast Finland. The Finnish strength of character and silent fortitude come across in her paintings, as does the stillness of the seasons.

"I'm drawn to the melancholy, the darker side; sometimes pictures, like music, express things that cannot be expressed in words."

Aliisa paints "a world somewhere between reality and imagination". Feelings, moods and emotions are portrayed in poetic imagery, and in a dreamlike way, are visual expressions of a deeper experience.

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