Hilke MacIntyre was born 1964 in Germany and studied at the College for Art & Architecture in Kiel. After a Diploma in Architecture she worked for various architects until she moved to Scotland in 1995 and concentrated on art. She is now working as an artist near St Andrews.
Her paintings, linocuts, and ceramic reliefs are exhibited in galleries throughout Britain. Her work has been selected many times for the annual show at the Royal Scottish Academy. "I work in a simplified figurative style and enjoy using bold shapes, strong colours, and patterns. The world around me, especially nature, animals and people give me plenty ideas for pictures. Particular influences are primitive art and artists of the early 20th century and contemporary design."
My imagery is often about people in spaces, the scale of our environment, and I try to capture moments of the wonder it is to live on this earth, as I grapple to comprehend all that science is teaching us about ourselves and or world…but not always is such a serious way…in an age-old ceramic tradition, I do like to add some humour to my images!