Diana Mackie

Diana MackieDiana, a professional painter and qualified designer, came to live on the Isle of Skye in 1992. She took three years out to study for a degree in Interior Design where she achieved the course medal while taking the opportunity to develop her ideas in stained glass at the Edinburgh Stained Glass House, and painting, drawing and sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.

On returning to Skye Diana was asked to use her new skills as designer for the now famous, Three Chimneys Restaurant with Rooms. The brief included all her new and existing skills. From designing and making large stained glass panels for the main entrance to furniture design, bar design, spatial planning, external landscaping, and providing her oil paintings for specific areas within the buildings.

But Diana’s main passion remains painting the ever-changing scenes dictated by the elusive quality of Skye light. Changing tones of the seasonal landscape join with the intensity of winter colours, and the contrasting textures of the dramatic cloudscapes and shadows. Hebridean shorelines with all their varying moods offer an unlimited source of inspiration.

The working studio has now been outgrown and a gallery wing is nearing completion.

The last four years has shown a growing demand for Diana’s work both at home and abroad.

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