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Paul Taggart Painting Live at Highland Field Sports Fair

Paul Taggart Painting Live at Highland Field Sports Fair
Artist & Author Paul Taggart will capture Art & Soul of the Fair at Moy on August 7 & 8. www.moyfieldsportsfair.co.uk

Artist & Author Paul Taggart will capture Art & Soul of the Fair at Moy on August 7 & 8. www.moyfieldsportsfair.co.uk

Highland Field Sports Fair
Moy Hall, Moy Estate, nr Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland
Friday Aug 7 & Saturday Aug 8 10am to 6pm

Winning Paintings Celebrate Fair
Nestling in the grounds of Moy Hall, with the sparkling waters of Loch Moy as a backdrop, the annual Highland Field Sports Fair enjoys a stunning location, which proved irresistible as a narrative painting to celebrate the Highland way of life.

I refer to this composition as a kaleidoscope of memories. The painting features twelve, instantly recognisable, miniature studies. The viewer is encouraged to enter the scene at any point and is then taken for a stroll around various events and highlights, selected to capture the soul of the Fair.

Visitors to this year’s fair, will be able to see me at work out and about and, once again, in the Clan Chattan/Mackintosh marquee; by kind invitation of Mrs Mackintosh of Mackintosh (Moy Estate) and the Clan Chattan committee. 2009 is the 400th Anniversary of the signing of the great Clan Chattan Bond of Union in 1609, which brought together the Clan Confederacy, the only ‘super clan’. Clan members from around the globe will be attending this year’s Ceremonial Signing of the new Bond of Union, which will be witnessed, as in 1609, by the present Provost of Inverness.

As in 2008, my presence at the Highland Field Sports Fair will also be in support of Celia Mackintosh’s work with Pets As Therapy, as well as the Highland Field Sports Fair Committee Surplus Funds (which they distribute annually to charities and deserving causes). Pets As Therapy have a formal part to play in the Fair, by way of organising the Companion Dog Show on the Saturday.

In 2008 six lucky visitors each won an original watercolour that I had created on-the-spot over the two days - in aid of Pets As Therapy.

So please watch out for me painting at different points throughout the Fair - do not miss this ‘unique’ opportunity to bag yourself a winning watercolour and help this deserving cause.

Another featured crowd-puller from the Fair and new to Paul Taggart’s Moy Fair series of paintings is a dedicated painting of Iain Spink and his award-winning Original Smokies from Arbroath.

This miniature oil painting and limited edition print has been recently added to Paul’s significant ‘Heritage Collection’ and has its first public viewing here at Iain Spink’s smokie.

Details of the original paintings can be seen in my Work In Progress Gallery.