My name is Cindie Reiter I am a landscape and decorative artist and I live in the Scottish Highlands. I am very inspired by my surroundings, the mountains and lochs near my home. I find myself focussing on the sea and its ever changing moods. I am also drawn to try and capture the contrast between humanity and the majestic landscapes, the mountains and lochs and the wee homes which snuggle beneath the hills.
I work in acrylics, watercolours and mixed media and I also paint trompe l’eoil and recycle paper and books to make objet d’art.
I went to art collage many years ago and then gave up painting when my children were small. I really admire artists who can hold down an art career, raise children and work – as I had to, but I wasn’t one of them, I worked in libraries and in mental health for a long time, working with others to help them focus on artistic persuits and then, when my children had grown up and my husband retired, I went back to my own art.
It was a real challenge at first and I hated everything that I did. But slowly I began to share my art again. I exhibited locally in the Highlands of Scotland, where I live, went to workshops and made friends online with lots of talented and supportive people.
In 2016, two friends and I established Lochcarron Gallery which aims to showcase contemporary artists and makers. I have loved working creatively with other artists in the past year and have been inspired to try new mediums and ideas.
2017 already looks like it will be busier than 2016 was, so setting up a website seemed like the next logical step. I now also have a gallery page where you can find my latest work and links to where you can buy reproductions of my work that has already sold
Links to my social media sites are below, do come and say hello.