Born in Mesa, Arizona, Erika is an emerging American artist residing in Byron Bay with her fellow artist husband Isaac, and their son. She is primarily self-taught and has never studied art at an institution.
The inspiration for Erika's paintings comes from the natural world, whether she is painting an abstraction or realism.
"I'm drawn to nature, as I believe most of us are, for it's beauty - the constant movement and changing aspects of water, and the grounding forces and stillness of the earth. Nature provides me with an endless inspiration, while it is always in perfect rhythm. It gives us life and it holds a quiet beauty to protect itself."
"I hope to evoke the viewer what it's like to journey on foot, to smell the flowers, to look out to sea, and to feel the sun."