Erraid Gaskell is a modern abstract expressionist painter. From 2016 to 2020, she studied and graduated from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, specialising in Fine Art.
Erraid was born in Perth in 1997 and spent her childhood growing up on the Black Isle. Her adolescence was spent between Perthshire and Dhaka (Bangladesh). She has also lived in Australia as well as travelling extensively. Now based back in Scotland her work is informed by her travels and her experiences of different cultures – from cities to the Outback. As such, Erraid considers herself to be a person of many different places – and this is reflected in her work.
Erraid’s vivid landscapes explore, through memory and imagination, intense experience and dreaming in order to create a sense of place. The concept of ‘home’ and ‘journey’ plays a huge part in her work and she is inspired by folklore and faerie, enchanting her work through colour, texture and imagery.
She uses a wide range of materials such as acrylic, pastel, collage and oil.
Since graduating Erraid has been working full-time on her art practice, with her studio based in Aberfeldy and Edinburgh, and exhibiting in galleries across Scotland. She is currently showing at Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh), The Whitehouse Gallery (Kirkcudbright) and Green Gallery (Stirlingshire).