The three local artists running the new Lochcarron Gallery will be highlighting work from all over the country, including Wester Ross, but they will also be displaying a selection of their own paintings, etchings, linocuts, mosaics and hand-made wool rugs.
Aileen Grant Aileen’s work focuses on the landscape and natural forms. She likes to explore the relationship between the built and the natural environment, drawing inspiration particularly from the sea and the hills. She works mostly in charcoal, ink, acrylic and graphite. She is also a printmaker producing linocuts, etchings, aquatints and monoprints. Favourite artists include Cezanne, Matisse and Schiele, the Scottish Colourists and the Canadian Group of Seven. She also loves Japanese art. She has exhibited in the open exhibitions of the RSA, RSW and VAS.
Cindie Reiter Cindie’s Little Fish Studio, like Lochcarron Gallery, is on Main Street, and this is where she paints in acrylic and watercolour, and also makes work using mixed media, textiles, paper and paint. Cindie says: “I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and I am constantly inspired by the beauty all around me. Living as I do, right beside the sea, I am captivated by the constant changes of light and colour and I try to capture that in my work. I am also inspired by minutiae, the unexpected little things that might otherwise be unnoticed because of the splendour of the landscape.”
Mairi Young Mairi is influenced by the changing light, the changing moods & the changing colours of the landscape. She makes various media-glass mosaics, silk-painting, watercolours, acrylic paintings & Lino prints. She also uses Harris Tweed selvedges to make 100% wool hand-knitted rugs.