Born in 1997, the first eight years of Erraid’s life she grew up in the Scottish Highlands (Inverness) and then later moved overseas to Dhaka, Bangladesh. She also considers Australia to her second home as her dad lives there. From Scotland to Bangladesh, Scotland to Australia and back again – these places have introduced her to new fields of colour. She now lives back in Scotland, currently attending 3rd year at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, specialising in painting and drawing.
She refers herself as a mixed media artist creating paintings of the Scottish landscapes and seascapes. Erraid uses a wide range of mediums such as, acrylic, pastel, collage and oil. Living in Strathtay she draws her inspiration from the surrounding countryside, the west coast and the mountainous regions of Scotland. She expresses this through her chosen colours, compositions and textures. Her artwork represents her memories and imaginations of these places, evoking them rather than representing them.
Personally, we perceive things based on the value we give them. Our perceptions of things we encounter are altered by the meaning we give to them. I believe the notion of seeing with ‘our mind’s eye’, refers to our dreams, feelings and memories. My memories of places become a patchwork of fragments made up of colour, form and texture. Seeing with my mind’s eye, the colours become clearer and distinctive. My experiences of the places I pass become infinite imaginings.