Sea Island Sunset
2020, Acrylic, gouache, oil pastel, charcoal on canvas, 40 x 40 in.
Bold splashes of color, layers of texture, various mediums, and the definition—and absence of—shapes and spaces are hallmarks of Erin's work. From far away, her canvases appear to have sharp lines, yet upon closer inspection, the viewer discovers delicate marks and subtle shadows that give each piece interest. Erin's medium of choice is acrylics, but she almost always layers on a variety of supplies from pastels to charcoal to texturized mediums to even paper.
Erin draws much of her inspiration from the East End of Long Island, where she has spent her summers for the past eleven years. A self-taught artist, Erin launched her art career in 2018 following a 12-year career in corporate PR for firms in Chicago and New York City. She started painting after her second son was born as both a creative and therapeutic outlet. Her work can now be found in collections across the country, from coast to coast. She resides in Austin, TX with her husband Bill and their two little boys, William and George.