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  1. I'm delighted to announce a new partnership with Scottish Wildcat Action (SWA).

    One of my paintings is a piece featuring a charming Scottish wildcat sitting in a bed of flowers.

    wonderfull wildcat

    The SWA team were struck by the painting’s personality and colour.  Following a conversation with them I decided to donate a percentage of the sales profits from wildcat greeting card packs and prints to support the work of Scottish Wildcat Action. You can read more about their work to save this beautiful cat here.

    swa logo

    SWA is partnership involving more than 20 organisations and its five year project aims to save the critically endangered Scottish wildcat from extinction. It is led by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and is working to protect the species in five Wildcat Priority Areas – Northern Strathspey; Morvern; Strathpeffer; Angus Glens, and Strathbogie.

    The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Partners include the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS); Scottish Natural Heritage; Scottish Wildlife Trust; Forestry Commission Scotland; National Museums Scotland; Cairngorm National Park Authority, and the Scottish Government.

    I am delighted to be working with Scottish Wildcat Action to help support our iconic Highland tigers, which teeter on the brink of extinction.

    I have also supported Scottish badgers and have worked in the past with RSPB so nature conservation and wildlife are very close to my heart. If I can help in some small way through my art, to highlight the plight of the Scottish wildcat, then that is fantastic.”

    Dr Roo Campbell, the priorities area manager for SWA, said: “When we first saw Ailsa’s painting of the Scottish wildcat we all loved it.

    “It is brilliant that Ailsa has offered to support the project by highlighting the perilous position the Scottish wildcat finds itself in and we are so grateful she has decided to go even further and donate to the project through sales from her wildcat cards.”

    Ailsa’s work captures the daily comings and goings of village life and regularly features wildlife.  It has seen her garner a sizeable following through her social media channels.

    The Scottish wildcat picture is available in a number of formats, including greetings card packs and prints here.

  2. I have two new prints available for Christmas. "Feathered Friends" is of a lovely hare and bluetits. Each print is available in 3 sizes and can bought unmounted, mounted or framed.

    feathered friend on the wall

    And "Bestie to the Birdie" is a very colourful one. I even have photogrpahs of how these could look framed and on your wall to help give an idea of how they could look.

    bestie to the birdies on the wall

    I hope you like them!

  3. If you have seen the front cover of my diary this year you will know it features a happy badger.

    ailsa black 2018 diary front cover

    I have decided therefore it would be fitting to donate a percentage of the proceeds of my badger diary and print sales to badger charities. 

    badger on blue framed for web

    So until the end of the year 10% of all profits from these items sold through my website will be given to the Scottish Badgers and 10% will go the Badgers Trust. Happy shopping!