Erraid Gaskell is a modern abstract expressionist artist. Her vivid landscapes do not copy Nature; rather, they explore intense experience and dreaming through memory and imagination to create a sense of place. 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. The concept of Home and Journey plays a huge part in her work.
Born in Perth in 1997, 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 graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2020.