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.
Available work by Aliisa Hyslop:
Sea StoryAliisa Hyslop
17cm x 11cm acrylic
Cats at SeaAliisa Hyslop
13cm x 9cm acrylic
Cats ConcertoAliisa Hyslop
14cm x 9cm acrylic
New HorizonsAliisa Hyslop
11cm x 9cm acrylic
Home by MoonlightAliisa Hyslop
27cm x 27cm acrylic
No Matter How Thin the Ice, Let’s DanceAliisa Hyslop
90cm x 18cm acrylic
Snow Was Softly FallingAliisa Hyslop
24cm x 24cm acrylic
Snowlight DreamsAliisa Hyslop
50cms x 50cms acrylic
Some Enchanted EveningAliisa Hyslop
50cm x 50cm acrylic
Crossing the IceAliisa Hyslop
27cm x 12cm acrylic