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And The Waters Will Provide by AinsleyM
And The Waters Will Provide
pastel on handmade paper

I enjoy doing paintings of the many hardworking people who earn their living in the great outdoors- 

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Misunderstanding by AinsleyM
Misunderstanding
pastel on handmade paper
  I have been working on a series based on the history of the southeastern U.S. 
The population of the South included many different European and African nationalities as well as many different Indian tribes. With such diverse cultures interacting, misunderstandings would have been common. 
 
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You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my written permission.

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AinsleyM
Ainsley McNeely
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Ainsley McNeely
I'm a full time artist dividing my time mostly between the US southeast & Montana/Wyoming. I spend a lot of time in the field- photographing or plein-air painting. I work primarily in oil, casein, pastel, graphite, watercolor & ink (plus generally one sculpture a year). I also paint miniatures and am a co-founder of my state's miniature art society. I am a Lyme survivor and in my spare time I do rehab work with animals.

Current Residence: USA
Favorite genre of music: all kinds!
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Art Galleries & Artists of the South has an article about me in their current issue (Vol 10, issue 2) -Yea!! 

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AinsleyM Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Your artwork is amazing, I hope I draw horses as well as you do! :D
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AinsleyM Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I practice a lot in sumie, it really helps with proportions!
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thank you so much for joining my group, heavenlybackyardbird!!!  It started out as a little group for my love of common birds, but just exploded with my love of other things too as you can tell by all my folders. I hope you enjoy all the great Photos and art  in the group and I am again honored to have you as a member!!  Looking forward to your submissions!!
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AinsleyM Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! yeah, you have an interesting collection!
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G-Blue16 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing artwork , are you a vizual/plastic artist ?? i mean did u take art as a career ??? ...how much you gain and how you work at it ?? o-o just asking cuz im taking  art in college 
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AinsleyM Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I started out as a museum curator doing art in my spare time, then started teaching art & painting part time, now I am a full time artist. It is important to learn a lot about art as a business and contracts  (as well as being able to meet deadlines for commissions) & build a good portfolio if you want to eventually go full-time! You also need to know a good bit about promotion,  advertising, & basic accounting. There are quite a few good books out these days that help.  & build contacts!
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