Erin is a painter & illustrator located in Raleigh, NC with degrees in Painting & Printmaking and Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
A lover of post-modern artists from a young age and active in the arts through her life, over time she’s found a more cohesive emotional outlet in painting and illustration by focusing on self-empowerment and emotional vulnerability, often relating to her experiences from a female perspective.
In questioning the group perception of aesthetic and how it relates to human form, psyche, and the internal ego, she frequently seeks scenes and portraiture which highlight what is perceived as undesirable. Blending bright colors and strong figures with macabre moods, one can frequently find a quiet resonance within the subject and mood of the pieces. By exploring this idea, she is seeking to redefine the often negative self-perception of the feminine form by driving the viewer to introspection.
Through playful brush strokes and bold form, she is focused on self-empowerment and the emotional depth of the female-identifying, tenuous connections can be made from depression and anxiety to self-love and self-awareness in otherwise uncomfortable and sometimes confrontational scenes.