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ArtArtistHilke Macintyre

Hilke Macintyre

Hilke Macintyre

The Artistic Journey of Hilke MacIntyre Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Hilke MacIntyre’s artistic odyssey began in North Germany, where she immersed herself in the creative realm at the College of Art & Architecture in Kiel. Upon her relocation to Scotland in 1996, she seamlessly transitioned her focus, dividing her time between painting, printmaking, and crafting ceramic reliefs.

Rooted in a unique blend of influences, Hilke’s work embodies a simplified figurative style adorned with strong abstract patterns. Drawing inspiration from ‘primitive’ art, early 20th-century European art, and contemporary design, her creations carry a distinct resonance of both the past and the present.

Limited editions

Hilke’s limited edition ceramic reliefs, each a masterpiece in its own right, are meticulously crafted. First, an original design takes form in clay, serving as the prototype for a plaster mould. Then, new slabs of soft clay are pressed, replicating the relief with precision. Following an initial firing, the reliefs undergo individual glazing, a process that lends each piece a unique character. Afterwards, they endure another firing at a higher temperature, ensuring their durability and exquisite finish.

Each tile, a testament to Hilke’s dedication and skill, is meticulously numbered and personally signed, embodying the artist’s connection with her creation. In every stroke and pattern, Hilke’s artistry invites viewers on a visual journey that transcends time and tradition, bridging the gap between the classical and the contemporary in a harmonious blend of artistic expression.

Hilke Macintyre Breakfast

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, gives me plenty of ideas for my pictures. Particular influences are primitive art, artists of the early 20th century and contemporary design.”

Fish and Chips on the Harbour Wall

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 holidays. The Bircham Gallery in Holt Norfolk. The Fowey River Gallery in Cornwall. The Rosta Gallery Bath. Hilke sells them online from her shop.


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

Coachhouse  Pittenweem Fife

Craft centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

Gallerytop, Matlock, Derbyshire

Greengate Gallery and Culross Pottery, Fife

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

Coastal Path

Rostra Gallery, Bath

Saltbox Gallery Helmsley York

Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh


Man and Music

Exhibitions 2020 (Most galleries stock Hilke’s work ongoing throughout the year.)

11 Jan – 5 Feb Bircham GalleryHolt, Norfolk. Linocuts and woodcuts in ‘Printmakers’.

24 – 26 July Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forrest nr Penrith, Cumbria, ceramics.

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