About the Artist

Personal Statement

" My art is my imagination coloured in on canvas.  

My mind’s eye gazes through my dreams, feelings and memories to what I observe and leads me to paint as I do. I perceive and interpret things and places based on the value and meaning I give them".  


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 uses a wide range of materials such as acrylic, pastel, collage and oil. From her home in Edinburgh and in Perthshire, she draws inspiration from the countryside in Scotland and overseas. Folklore and Færie have always inspired her.  She likes to enchant through the colours of her palette, textures and imagery.  

Erraid's painting process is holistic and instinctive. 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 brings her joy.  

She invites the viewer to see the magnificence of nature through her art. 

Born in Perth, Scotland, 1997.

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.

From 2016 to 2020, Erraid studied and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art.​ 

Erraid Gaskell. Scottish Landscape Artist_