New book publication for 2020
Saturday March 21st was to be the launch of my book
Skye Through an Artists Eye at The Three Chimneys Restaurant on Skye.
Sadly but quite understandably the event has been cancelled, due to Covid.
I would like to take this opportunity to present my book to you.
There are two options.
A hard back at £ 12.99 and a softback at
£ 9.99 The book measures 21 x 18cms
orders are available through Waterstones and Amazon and also the publishers Luath Press Edfinburgh.
Extract from the publisher.
Diana Mackie is a professional painter and qualified designer, who has lived on the Isle of Skye since 1992. She has a degree in Interior Design, for which she achieved the course medal, alongside which she also took time to develop her ideas in stained glass at the Edinburgh Stained Glass House, and painting, drawing and sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.
The Three Chimneys Restaurant asked her to be their overall designer for their restaurant with rooms in 1998. The brief included designing and making large stained glass panels for the main entrance, the furniture and bar design, spatial planning, external landscaping, and providing oil paintings for specific areas within the buildings.
Her home has developed from a small croft house into her working studio and gallery, and oil painting has now become her complete focus. Her client base is both international and within the UK.
My introduction to Luath Press was some time ago when they asked for one of my paintings to be used as a book cover. This led on to an exchange of ideas around my paintings that I have been producing over the last twenty three years. The result was a response to the land and seascapes that surround me.
The paintings have been divided into groups whether they are shorelines or moonscapes or garden inspired etc.
The accompanying text gives the reader an insight into my early child hood and how my love for nature and her designs led me to being an established artist on the Isle of Skye.
And finally presenting three of my moon paintings to the City of St Petersburg in remembrance of The Arctic Convoys that sailed out of Loch Poolewe during the final stages of WW.2. https://www.diana-mackie.co.uk/arctic-convoy-project/