About the artist
2016 - 2020 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, specialised in Fine Art, University of Dundee, Scotland
2020 June Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2020 12 June - 21 June 'Virtual' Degree Show
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland
(Website launches 12 June, 2020 to the public)
2020 25 July - 9 Aug Fortingall Art
Annual Summer Exhibition, Fortingall, Scotland
2020 Nov - Jan The Whitehouse Gallery, 'Mixed Winter Show'.
2019 Nov The Spence Gallery, Crieff, Scotland
2019 July-Aug Fortingall Art Gallery, Annual Summer Exhibition, Fortingall, Scotland
2019 May Fethiye Art Festival, Fethiye, Turkey
2019 April - July Ron Lawson West End Gallery, Dundee, Scotland
2019 Feb -April The Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy, Scotland
2018 Nov -Jan The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Scotland
2018 July - Aug Fortingall Art Gallery, Annual Summer Exhibition, Fortingall, Scotland
2017 July -Aug Fortingall Art, Annual Summer Exhibition, Fortingall, Scotland
2015 Nov - Dec Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder, Scotland
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 Perthshire, she draws inspiration from 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.