Ailene Cuthbertson | Old Mountain Art


In the midst of rural Raglan, an artist named Ailene answered a call to adventure: to create art for modern-day romantics who want their home to feel as fantastic as their mind.

A perpetual bookworm and escapist dreamer (let’s face it, she would’ve been called a bluestocking in a previous age), Ailene believes in the power of storytelling. Stories are a timeless connection to culture, myths, and legends—helping people sense themselves and their place in the world.

Embarking on her wild creative journey, Ailene sets free her own imaginary tales, worlds, and muses in the form of light-filled, painterly images. Can she inspire her fellow romantics with art that sparks a similar timeless connection, and, ultimately, echoes their own magic and the importance of living their *own* story?

Author of The Faring Light Letters: A Magical Sort of Memoir. Award winner in the Photography and Digital category at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Finalist in the 2018 Emergent award at the New Zealand Art Show. Finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize.

Starring Ailene Cuthbertson (as herself), her trusty goat sidekicks (as themselves), the wonder of technology, and a generous dollop of enchantment, Old Mountain Art is a cross-the-wall, storm-the-castle classic. A perfect match to those romantic fantasy novels on your bookshelf—and Outlander and Stardust in your watch-later queue.

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