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Name: Erraid Gaskell

Medium:Painting

“The notion of seeing with ‘our mind’s eye’, refers to our dreams, feelings and memories. My memories of places become a patchwork of fragments made up of colour, form and texture.”

Born in Perth, Scotland, 1997.

From 2016 to 2020, Erraid studied and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art. Erraid is a modern abstract expressionist artist. Her vivid landscapes do not copy Nature. Rather, they explore intense experience and dreaming through memory and imagination, creating form and a sense of place. Her paintings are at the intersection of landscape and dreamscape, inscape and escape.

Erraid spent her childhood growing up on the Black Isle and her adolescence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Whilst living in Scotland with her studio in Edinburgh, Erraid also considers Australia home. From Britain to Asia, Scotland to Australia and back again – her travels around the globe have exposed her to other cities and cultures, wilderness and the Outback. Erraid considers herself to be a person of many different places.

Erraid uses a wide range of materials such as acrylic, pastel and oil. Folklore and Færie have always inspired her. She likes to enchant through the colours of her palette, textures and imagery. She creates pieces with many layers of colour, allowing translucent and opaque shapes to overlap. Combining unusual colours onto canvas, depicting nature’s wildness and mystery, she invites the viewer to see the magnificence of nature through her art.