About the Artist
" 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.