Currently engaged working with a contemporary group of artists based in Leith School of Art creating field and territory paintings and mixed media work in Scotland and in France.

Lida Hatrick started painting in her teens, in her native Bohemia. In 1969 she married a Scottish doctor, came to live in Berwickshire, Scotland and concentrated on bringing up her children who became the frequent subjects of her paintings and sculptures. In 1999 she retired early from her teaching career to study art at the Leith School of Art. She now paints full time.

Inspired by the Lammermuir Hills and the Merse she works intuitively and energetically, aiming to achieve a true, but not literal representation of the landscape. Eroded surfaces, dykes, paths, patterns of heather burning on the moor often form the underlying structure in her work.


  • 2013 – 2015 Contemporary Arts Course, Leith School of Art
  • 2005-2007 Leith School of Art, Full Time Painting Course with Paul Martin
  • 2001-2005 Open College of the Arts Painting course with Jacqueline Watt
  • 1980-2001 Edinburgh College of Art. Series of classes and intensive Summer School courses in painting and sculpture with George Donald, James Robertson, Vincent Butler, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ann Oram and others
  • 1970-1980 M.A.(Hons), M.Sc., Dip.Ed, Edinburgh University. Linguist, translator and interpreter, English teacher


  • Exhibiting with contemporary artists in Edinburgh (Patriot Hall, Leith School of Art….), 2010-2015
  • RSA Spring Open Exhibition, 2009
  • Galashiels Old House, two women show, 2009
  • Marjoribanks Gallery, Coldstream, solo exhibition, 2009
  • Newcastle Guildhall, Solo exhibition, 2008
  • Belford Gallery, two women show, 2008
  • Nenthorn School, two women show, 2008
  • The Mall Galleries, Discerning Eye ING Exhibition, London, 2007
  • The Aspect Prize, Paisley, 2007
  • Leith School of Art, 2004-2007
  • OCA Exhibitions, 2001-2005
  • The Laing Exhibition, Talbot Rice, 1991