Erraid Gaskell

About Erraid

From 2016 to 2020, Erraid studied and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art. ​Erraid spent her childhood growing up on the Black Isle and her adolescence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has also lived in Australia and visited many other places around the globe. While she is now based in Scotland her work is very much informed by her travels and her experiences of different cities and cultures. 

Erraid is a modern abstract expressionist artist. Her vivid landscapes do not copy Nature but rather explore intense experience and dreaming through memory and imagination, creating form and a sense of place. Her paintings can be placed at at the intersection of landscape and dreamscape. 

​Erraid uses a wide range of materials such as acrylic, pastel, collage and oil. Folklore and Færie have always inspired her and 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, brings her joy and allows her to invite the viewer to see the magnificence of nature through her art.