hello. I'm Erin, a fine art painter who uses zesty brushwork, vibrant light, and lively color to explore deep connection, celebrate nature’s wins, and inspire others to enjoy life fully.
I believe we all have a purpose, a story-in-progress, and a place in this world together.
I loved drawing from early on and studied pastels, oil paints, charcoal, and photography as a kid. I graduated college with a BFA in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, going on to complete a Master's in Counseling Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago.
I appreciate the simple things, yet also dream big and don't like to take things for granted. Life, for me, is a blend of peaceful moments and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I share my work with hope that it helps others feel deeper peace, joy, motivation, and gratitude.
My art studio is just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan in a blue barn on 13 acres, adjacent to the home my husband and I share with our four children and a bunch of indoor pets and outdoor "pasture ornament" animals. Daily life here in this rural setting inspire much of my work and reminds me that time is our most precious resource, and we need to intentionally enjoy it.
When not painting, I'm often exploring the outdoors, cozied up with a book and some tea, doing a puzzle, or watching an 80's movie with my family. I love bad jokes, good adventures, and deep conversations. It is such a gift to be alive and surrounded by all of the beauty here and a pleasure to share it with you!