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, artists of the early 20th century and contemporary design."
The ceramic reliefs are created in editions of 50 by taking a plaster mould from the original design. Then slabs of soft clay are pressed into the mould to produce an identical relief, which is then fired, hand glazed and fired again.
The linocuts are printed with high quality ink (mostly oil based) on Zerkall or Fabriano paper by Hilke on a Harrild Press in her studio.