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 there is a beneficial link between the creative process, nature, and wellness that has lost its value in our modern world, and I want to help bring it back.
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, chickens, ducks, honey bees, sheep, goats, rabbit, and cat. Our animals and rural setting inspire much of my work and remind me that life doesn’t have to be complicated— we can just be here together and enjoy it.
When not painting, I'm often cozied up with a book and some tea or exploring the outdoors with my family. I love bad jokes, good adventures, ice cream, 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!