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Hilke and Ian MacIntyre Creativity in ceramics, Illustration, linocuts and more.

February 15, 2013

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Hilke MacIntyre was born and grew up in Germany.

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She studied at the College of Art and Architecture in Kiel from 1983-1990, and after a diploma in Architecture worked for various architects in Germany and Britain. She moved to Scotland in 1996 and concentrated on lino cutting, painting and making ceramic reliefs and now lives with her family in a village in the East Neuk of Fife.

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Hilke says “For my art I prefer colour, pattern, simplified shapes and abstracted space and enjoy developing new ideas to combine these elements in pictures of life around me. Inspiration comes especially from early 20th century art, ‘primitive’ art, contemporary design and nature. My work is exhibited in galleries throughout Britain and has been selected continuously for the summer show of the Royal Scottish Academy. Amongst other commissions I’ve been asked to do the illustration for the promotion of the East Neuk Music Festival, for the songbooks of the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Heritage North website in Scotland.”

There are seasonal influences too from seaside sunshine to playing in the snow.

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Hilke is also an accomplished Ceramist.

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I believe that the detail and humorous elements in her work help to make it so appealing.

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But that’s not the end of creativity in Hilke’s family, as her partner Ian MacIntyre is also an artist.

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Ian MacIntyre was born and raised in central Perthshire/Scotland.

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He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1976-81. His work is now part of several public collections including the City Art Centre Edinburgh and Perth Museum and Art Gallery. He paints and prints at his home in the East Neuk of Fife.

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Like Hilke, Ian’s work has a humour and softness of form to his characters and the fun or everyday situations they find themselves in.

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A talented couple.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2013 10:36 am

    Hilke’s illustrations are beautiful. It reminds me of the Worli paintings done in India.

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  3. February 16, 2013 4:48 pm

    As always, a colorful delight.

  4. February 18, 2013 10:30 pm

    Yes, very talented, love how they are so playful.

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