Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Erik: “I am an artist from Jackson, NH, in the USA. I have been making my living from the sale of my paintings for 10 years. I believe that great artworks should communicate high philosophical and poetic ideas and feelings to their viewers. The great works of history have all done so.”
When did you start painting?
Erik: “I began oil painting at around 15 years old.”
What materials do you prefer to use?
Erik: “I use oil paint, watercolor, ink wash, pen and ink and pencil.”
What kind of subjects do you paint?
Erik: “Landscapes and figure landscapes.”
Where did you go to art school?
Eri: “I went to The Rhode Island School of Design, and got an MFA at the New York Academy of Art.”
Erik: “I also play ragtime blues music from early 20th century on guitar and banjo, under the alias “Slimpickin’s”
Which artists inspire you?
Erik: “Claude Lorrain, Jacob Van Ruisdael, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Camille Corot, John Constable, Thomas Moran, etc., etc.”