Erica is known for her vibrancy on canvas and off. While she wasn't always an artist, her ability to breathe life into a canvas through her unique use of paints and textures has set her apart.
How Erica Became An Artist:
Erica spent most of her life oblivious to her artistic talents, despite growing up in an extremely talented family. Of course, she had dabbled in various creative pursuits but never took anything seriously. Instead, she spent most of her life working in Real Estate Finance.
In 2006, her life changed by a fluke of circumstances. Tired of looking at the blank walls in her San Francisco office, Erica looked for something to fill the space. She didn't want to spend money on a piece of art, so she decided to try to paint the piece herself. She painted two pieces and hung them in her office so she could admire her work.
A week later, a gentleman came in and asked about the paintings. Embarrassed, Erica admitted they were her work. He immediately asked her if she'd be interested in hanging some pieces in his gallery. It was there she sold her first piece, pictured to the left. In 2009 she pursued her new dream of being a full-time artist.
Erica had two dreams shortly after her art career started. One, to have her artwork on HGTV and two, to have her art in a movie. Last year, both came true.
A designer working with the Property Brothers on a home remodel emailed Erica and asked to work with her. Thrilled she agreed! You can see four pieces of Erica's work on Buy and Sell with Property Brothers.
Her work was also recently used in a Terrence Malick movie starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer and many more amazing actors. The movie is still untitled and though they rented 11 pieces from Erica we are anxiously waiting to see which pieces are used in the movie....TBC.
People often ask Erica was her inspiration is. Most are surprised to hear her greatest influence, which is a beautiful sunny day. She gains most of her ideas from simply being in a brilliant mood that the weather brings. She says, "I'm not "deep" when it comes to my art. I'm just happy. When I'm inspired I can feel it all over my body. My mind is going a million miles an hours with different ideas. It's exhilarating".
Like a true artist, when Erica gets the urge to paint, there isn't much that will stop her. She doesn't start out with a plan, but organically lets her mind and emotions feed her creativity and steer her hands. Each one of her paintings are very different and evoke a sense of her in each piece.