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My name is Mandie Messer and I’m an artist who now lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland. I paint using a combination of pen, ink, crayon, pastel, acrylic, gouache and watercolour. I have recently …

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Highland Art Fair 2021

High Life Highland are delighted to be hosting the 17th Art Fair once again at the Strathpeffer Pavilion. if you live locally why not come along and see over 300 pieces of local Art work from …

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Leaping Salmon

Leaping Salmon in Clay and Felt.

Velvet ribbons

This painting of a Red Deer was inspired by a wonderful photograph taken by Don MacKinnon, a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Other examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page. 

Indie

A golden retriever who belongs to the same family as the black Labradors Hattie and Holly.

3D Salmon & Pike

Here are some 3D fish that I modelled in clay and Papier Mache before painting and mounting on board. They now take pride of place on our kitchen wall. I think the 3D effect works rather …

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Bandit

The Hare

Hares and rabbits are similar in size but hares are often a bit bigger with longer ears and back legs. To escape from a predator, rabbits tend to bolt underground while hares rely on speed and …

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The Red Deer

My felted picture of this Red Deer was inspired by a wonderful photograph taken by Don MacKinnon, a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Other examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page. The …

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The Red Squirrel

The red squirrel is famed for its orange-red fur, but is actually quite variable in colour, ranging from vivid ginger to dark brown. In winter, the fur is often tinged with grey and large tufts develop …

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After Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter received mass distribution on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on Memorial Day, May 29, 1943. Rockwell’s illustration features a brawny woman taking her lunch break with a rivet gun …

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The Highland Cow

My felted picture of this Highland Cow was inspired by this windswept photograph taken by Don MacKinnon, a local landscape and wildlife photographer. Other examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page. The …

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