Erraid Gaskell is a modern abstract expressionist painter. She graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2020.
Erraid was born in Perth in 1997 and spent her childhood growing up on the Black Isle. Her adolescence was spent in Dhaka, Bangladesh and 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 cities and cultures.
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 says: “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.”