Hilke MacIntyre grew up in North Germany where she studied at the College of Art & Architecture in Kiel. In 1996 she moved to Scotland where she divides her time between painting, printmaking and producing ceramic reliefs.
Hilke’s work uses a simplified figurative style with strong abstract pattern. Particular influences are ‘primitive’ art, early 20th Century European art and contemporary design. The limited edition ceramic reliefs are made in editions of 50. An original design is formed from clay from which a plaster mould is made. Then into which new slabs of soft clay can be pressed to an identical relief. After a first lower firing in a kiln, the reliefs are all individually glazed, so that each looks slightly different. The reliefs are then fired again at a higher temperature. Each tile is then numbered and signed by Hilke.
She is now working as an artist near St Andrews. Her paintings, linocuts and ceramic reliefs are exhibited in galleries throughout Britain. Hilke’s 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 my pictures. Particular influences are primitive art, artists of the early 20th century and contemporary design.”
We have quite a few of these wall plaques from Hilke Macintyre. (Photographs, Left) We collected them over quite a few years. From various Galleries across the UK whilst on our holiday’s . The Bircham Gallery in Holt Norfolk. The Fowey River Gallery in Cornwall. The Rosta Gallery Bath. Hilke sells them online from her shop. http://hilke.macintyre-art.com/contact/
Attic Gallery, Swansea
Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
Balman Gallery, Corbridge, Northumberland
Bircham Gallery, Holt Norfolk
Boo Vake, Perth Scotland
Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Castle Gallery, Inverness
Gallerytop, Matlock, Derbyshire
Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee
Erwood Station Gallery, Powys
Fitch & Fellows, Thame nr Oxford
Fowey River Gallery, Fowey Cornwall
Gallerie Goeldner, Bordesholm near Kiel, Germany
Gallery No. 4, St Abbs, Berwickshire
Galleri Pictor, Munka-Ljungby, Sweden
Gallery Q, Dundee
Greens & Blues Gallery, North Berwick
Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks
Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge
Pyramid Gallery, York
Rippingham Art, online gallery
Rostra Gallery, Bath
Saltbox Gallery Helmsley York
Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
Exhibitions 2020 (Most galleries stock Hilke’s work ongoing throughout the year.)
11 Jan – 5 Feb Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk. Linocuts and woodcuts in ‘Printmakers’.
24 – 26 July Potfest in the Park , Hutton-in-the-Forrest nr Penrith, Cumbria, ceramics.