We are Aileen Grant and Cindie Reiter, artists and friends who live in Lochcarron. We have done a few joint arty projects over the last 5 years, including spending two years running a very well regarded small gallery.
In 2020 we are running a series of workshops and exhibitions in Attadale Gardens and in Torridon.
We’ll also be exhibiting at An Talla Dearg in October with our artist friend Steven Proudfoot
We are also both opening up our studios on the First Friday of every month, March to October. Please scroll down to find more information about our workshops and exhibitions or links to Aileen and Cindie’s websites
GUIDED ART EXPERIENCES
For more information on our workshops please click below
Tuesday 17th March – ‘Reawakening‘ – Introductory event in Attadale Gardens
We will look for signs of new life in the Gardens, drawing different plant forms, using charcoal, ink, chalk and gouache.
Wednesday 6th May – In A Coastal Place – mixed media workshop – Torridon Community Centre
This workshop will allow you to linger on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, observing and gathering sketches and other material to make art.
Wednesday 10th June – ‘Early summer flowers’ – botanical art day – Attadale Gardens
This workshop will give you an introduction to botanical illustration, focusing on shapes and colour in the Gardens.
Fri 31st July – ‘Figures in the Garden’ – Attadale GardensWe will look for outdoor spaces created by light and shade in the Gardens and how figures occupy these. A mixed media workshop
Saturday 3rd October – Autumnal – mixed media workshop – Torridon Community Centre
We will look for interesting views, think about different elements within the landscape and how to render these with colour and marks. Mixed media.
Thurs 8th October – ‘Momijigari’ – drawing and printmaking – Attadale Gardens
‘Momijigari’ or ‘red-leaf hunting’ is a popular Japanese pastime in Autumn. We will go looking for the shapes and patterns of autumn colours and to think about colour compositions. The Japanese Garden at Attadale provides a good starting point.
Each workshop is limited to 12 people. Cost £60 all inclusive. Coffee/tea and light lunch included. Materials provided but you may wish to bring your own. Booking in advance is essential.
Workshops at Attadale will run from 11am to 5.30 pm – timed to allow participants to travel by train and use Attadale Halt. The October workshops and the events at Torridon will run from 10.30 to 4.30.
Please note that we aim to spend time out and about during our workshops, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring a waterproof jacket. More information about the course, materials etc will be sent out before the course takes place.
Discounts available for multiple bookings. For more information about that or for any other queries please contact us at the link above
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Joint Exhibitions 2020
Three small art exhibitions are planned for the Attadale Gardens Gatehouse in 2020.
Thurs 9/4 – Mon 27/4 (over Easter) – Garden Perspectives (botanical art plus garden views)
Opening event Thursday 9th April 4pm to 7pm.
Thursday 2/7 – 31/7 (including Highland Games) – Landscapes and Figures
Opening event Thursday 2nd July 4pm to 7pm.
Thursday 1/10 – 31/10 – Amongst Trees (exploring different aspects of trees)
Opening event Thursday 1st October 4pm to 7pm.
An Talla Dearg
After our successful exhibition last year Aileen and Cindie are delighted to be invited back to exhibit at An Talla Dearg Gallery on Skye. More information about this exhibition will be added soon
With fellow Lochcarron-based artist Steven Proudfoot
The Loch Torridon Centre and Gallery
To find out more about our exhibitions and some of the spaces that we’ll be exhibiting in this year please click below.
To find out more about Aileen or Cindie, or to contact us about any of our Lochcarron Arts exhibitions or arts events please click the links below
Aileen Grant Artist
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More about Lochcarron Arts
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Cindie Reiter Artist
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