Erin Anderson

Artist Statement

"I am inspired by complex dynamics and relationships within individuals and groups. Working on copper sheet, my compositions remain anchored in representational figure painting juxtaposed by abstraction. I make visual comparisons between the figure and systems in nature. I find that studying the ways in which nature is connected informs the ways I create atmosphere within and around my subjects. The ensuing work is an exploration of our relationships to one another and our fundamental connection with the environment."

Biography

Born in 1987 in the small town of Waterville, Ohio, Erin was immersed in art from a young age. Enrolling in her first art lessons at the age of seven years, she spent her early years learning to paint and draw by copying works of the old masters and spending summers drawing from life at the Toledo Museum of Art.

In 2009 she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Entrepreneurship from Miami University. Upon graduation she enrolled in an independent program called The Waichulis Studio and later moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she lives and works today. Her work has been featured in national publications as well as exhibitions throughout the U.S.

Karen Looking/Heather Hiding

Diptych, Oil on Copper, 22" x 36"