Love from Aileen and Maisie (2014)

Aileen Paterson
ink drawing on paper, glazed and framed

Part of Abbeyhill Primary School Collection of Contemporary Art

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At the beginning there was just a sketch of Maisie’s face. This is where the magic of every full-grown colour portrait of Maisie McKenzie begins. It radiates with the simplicity of any mark on paper perfected over the years by the author.

What is more, this work was created by the author on site at Abbeyhill Primary School marking the moment of her Honorary artist’s residency just after the memorable storytelling session in June 2014 with all 4 to 7 year olds and just before Mrs Paterson kindly signed an entire new set of Maisie books donated through her residency to the school library.