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Cindie Reiter
Me at my solo exhibition at Inverewe Gardens in July 2019

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My name is Cindie Reiter I’m an artist and I live in the Scottish Highlands. I’m 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. Therefore in the last few years I have primarily been a landscape painter, working both en plein air and in my studio.

However, I am always striving to be a better artist. In recent years I have relearned alla-prima (wet on wet) oil painting, concentrating on still life and last year I did a certificate in Botanical illustration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Each course has helped me improve my art across all the mediums that I paint in, but I’m still forever learning.

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 blog, fairly often so you can read about my artistic journey and aventures, or you could follow me on social media or sign up for a newsletter at the bottom of the page

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practicing my drawing skills

A bit about my history

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 undertook a series of different courses aiming to improve my skills and I practiced, practiced, practiced. Gradually I started to show my work locally in the Highlands of Scotland, where I live, went to workshops and made friends online with lots of talented and supportive people and joined several artist groups in the area.

In 2016, two friends and I established Lochcarron Gallery as a pop-up. It was a great success and proved very popular. It aimed to showcase contemporary artists and makers. I loved working creatively with other artists and I was inspired by that short-term project to try new mediums and ideas.

In 2020 my friend Aileen (Aileen Grant Art) and I were planning a new collaboration, via Lochcarron Arts. We were going to partner with Attadale Gardens to run a series of workshops and mini exhibitions and with the Loch Torridon Centre to run two workshops. However, thanks to COVID those workshops didn’t happen, instead I took part in two joint exhibitions with friends Aileen Grant and Steven Proudfoot and had a solo exhibition entitled Flora Gadelica at

I am so very lucky to live in a wonderful place and, if you’re visiting this area then there a lots of places to go. Check out the list below for more information

My collaboration with Aileen Grant is Lochcarron Arts we have lots planned for 2020, click thie link for more information about Aileen and Cindie

My friend and fellow artist, Aileen, also lives in Lochcarron, her website is Aileen Grant Art

All you need to know about places to eat, sleep and visit in this area Destination Lochcarron

One of the most beautiful gardens I know and a great place to sketch or even just visit is Attadale Gardens

For more about the North Coast 500 Route, go to their website NC500

A visit to Torridon is highly recommended as well as the gorgeous Loch Torridon itself there are three stunning mountains dominating the landscape: Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. There are lots of great places to visit including the Loch Torridon Centre which includes a lovely wee gallery and now incorporates the wonderful Wee Whistle Stop Café and the Torridon Stores and Café

A short trip to Gairloch has to include a visit to the GALE Centre the absolutely stunning new Gairloch Heritage Museum and the world famous Inverewe Gardens

If you’re planning to head to Skye, we would highly recommend a visit to the stunningly beautiful Isle Ornsay and the gorgeous wee gallery An Talla Dearg

If you want to know more about any of these places or have any questions or queries please do contact me via this page or via any of my social media sites below

I’ve collaborated with West Highland College  on some online art based courses, which were great fun. Do check them out as they have so many wonderful courses available

Check out the awesome Canvy for some wonderful room mock-ups for displaying art

I am so very lucky to live in a wonderful place and, if you’re visiting this area then there a lots of places to go. Check out the list below for more information

My collaboration with Aileen Grant is Lochcarron Arts we have lots planned for 2020, click thie link for more information about Aileen and Cindie

My friend and fellow artist, Aileen, also lives in Lochcarron, her website is Aileen Grant Art

All you need to know about places to eat, sleep and visit in this area Destination Lochcarron

One of the most beautiful gardens I know and a great place to sketch or even just visit is Attadale Gardens

For more about the North Coast 500 Route, go to their website NC500

If you want to know more about any of these places or have any questions or queries please do contact me via this page or via any of my social media sites below

I’ve collaborated with West Highland College  on some online art based courses, which were great fun. Do check them out as they have so many wonderful courses available

And the fabulous Emma Noble, artist and incredibly skilled framer, based in Kyle of Lochalsh

Aileen and I were meant to have a series of exhibitions at Attadale Gardens but  that didn’t happen, so thanks to Peter Barr we now have an online, Virtual exhibition at our website, which you might want to have a look at. We also now have a small, exclusive selection of our works available to view at the Lochcarron Arts Collection

Scotland’s Artists

is a great site, so good for Giclee printing, artists cards and a great directory for Scottish artists. My page on the site is here: Me at Scotland’s Artists

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Singulart and Etsy

Imagekind and Fine Art America 

I have exhibited in a number of galleries in the Highland area, from Skye to Thurso, from Inverness to Gairloch and currently have work in several local places.

I’ve sold my work online, from my Etsy shop, (for art under £150) through sites such as Fine Art America and through my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

You can contact me here if you’d like to sign up for a regular newsletter, to ask a question or just to say hello, some links to my social media sites are below if you want to see some images of my artistic journey over the last few years.

Cindie x

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some work from the #30dayproject which i completed in November 2019