AINSLEY Biography

Donald Ainsley was born in New York City. After graduating from the High School of Industrial Art in 1957, Ainsley moved on to further his artistic education at the Parsons School of Design. Upon graduating from Parson's in 1961, Ainsley began work as a graphic designer at the Ad Agency, Union Publication in New York City and in 1969 he accepted employment in Southern California as a furniture designer in association with Thomasville, Baker, and Henredon Corporations until his retirement twenty-five years later.

Today Ainsley continues to fulfill his need to create works of art through plein air painting, which is now his full time career.
Ainsley's pieces have been displayed in numerous invitational art exhibitions including the Ventura County Maritime Harbor Museum and the Newport Nautical Museum.