and sea, ambling pathways and rustic dwellings
have been Erin's inspirations since the age of
nine. Learning first from her mother and later
from a variety of teachers throughout her life,
she has developed a style that is relatable and
sensitive. Travel has played a formidable role
in her development as she relishes each
opportunity to explore the warm European
environs of Greeece, France and Italy as well as
the Hawaiian Islands and choice locations in
America the beautiful.
teachers such as Marilyn Simandle, Edward Betts,
La Vere Hutchings, Don O'Neill, Pamela Rogers,
Gail Chase-Bien, Ted Goeschner, Gerald Brommer,
Leo Smith, Mary Snowden-Beck, Jean Dobie, Judi
Betts, Ovanes Berberian, Louise DeMore, Hope
Stevenson, Susan Sarback, Bob Burridge, Charles
Sovek, Kim English, and Camille Przewodek has
presented her with a broad range of expertise in
watercolor, dry pastel, oils and
studying and teaching the subject of light is
her driving force. The cool shadows of the early
morning and those that fall long and warm in the
evening enliven her creative soul as nothing
else. Subject matter is secondary to the
sunlight itself, though her locations speak
volumes about God's wondrous world of color,
drama and mystery.
further to simplify and suggest detail is
placing her allegiance more and more with the
impressionist school as she grows and adapts to
her own inner angst. This struggle to be honest
and deliberate, however, continues to result in
images that reflect peace and a yearning for
stillness in a world that is often discordant.
Painting en plein aire allows her to capture the
essence of a place by more passionately
communicating its light, temperature, color,
texture and mood.
Born in 1957
and a native Californian, Erin has two grown
sons who are artistic, musical and adventurous.
Her husband is her business partner, acting as
agent/picture framer/and proprietor of their own
gallery on the North Coast. Her work is seen in
a variety of galleries and collected around the
world, both as originals and in reproductions
ranging from limited editions to cards,
calendars, needlework and gift items.
It is a full
plate balancing the schedules of locations,
studio and gallery work, travel, teaching,
studying and working with art publishers as well
as joyous family and social gatherings.
According to Erin, "There is no better life than
to study the world with paintbrush in hand and a
heart full of love and gratitude."
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