I feel so blessed to live where I do and am inspired by the stunning landscapes of the west Coast of Scotland
Some of my latest work is available via my
More work is at the Stick Factory Gallery, 69c Mayfield Road, EH9 3AA Edinburgh
My work at the Stick Factory consists of a series of landscapes From Letterewe to Skye, this is what a wrote about the series:
“I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and, as a landscape artist I spend a lot of time, sketching and painting in this place. This series of paintings is titled from Letterewe to the Isle of Skye as this is where they were painted.
My village is Lochcarron, which runs like a ribbon along the Northern shores of Loch Carron. At the head of the loch is Strathcarron and the flat valley and raised beaches left by the last ice age. From my home I can be at Letterewe, within an hour, as long as I don’t keep stopping to sketch or draw or just look at the beauty all around me. This road takes the driver through Beinn Eighe nature reserve, the mountains of Liathach and Beinn Alligin dominate the views and are reflected in the sea lochs along the route.
Letterewe is near the centre of Loch Maree, an inland loch that is steeped in myth and legend and that is considered one of the most beautiful in Scotland. To the West lie, Gairloch and Poolewe, to the North is Ullapool.
Heading South again, gives a different vista. Back past Loch Torridon, Loch Kishorn and the Bealach na Ba. Past Loch Carron and on the Road to Skye, the driver can stop at any number of view points and look back at Fuar Tholl and towards the mountains of Strathconan, or look ahead to the Cuillin range on the isle of Skye.
This scenery is primordial. Man is inconsequential in this landscape. And yet there are wee houses sheltering beneath the hills, the trees are distorted by the strong winds and the roads fringed by broom and gorse. This is the land of the storms and of gentle breezes. This is the landscape that I try to capture in my paintings.
The land at the edge
For more information on this collection, please contact via Facebook – The Stick Factory call them – 0131 629 5171 or pop into this lovely wee gallery and have a look around
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Cindie Reiter Artist, Ceol na Mara, Main Street, Lochcarron, IV54 8YD