" I have learned that art isn't about perfection, it's simply to love it."

 

Elegant Representation meets vivid contemporary style.  Erica's earliest artistic experiences were formed by her life growing up in the Midwest.  She was interested in art from a very young age.   As early as five years old she was drawing and painting flowers and cartoon characters.  Her passion for art grew along with her proficiency and soon she was working on art everyday after school.  Erica continued to take classes whenever she could, adding a dimension of formal training to her work.   

Flowers are her favorite subject to paint.  She is drawn to their diverse colors and rounded shape.  Erica works exclusively in acrylic and ink using bold colors plus white.  Her past work incorporated very detailed subjects, yet along the way she decided to take a much more spontaneous method of composition.  Through diligence and hard work, she has created a highly unique technique that has grown into a fun and recognizable style.  Most importantly, she has fun creating her work.  

Her studies in art include Norwegian Rosemaling, Art Instruction School and Art Business Academy.  Erica's mission is to create art work that people enjoy.  Her work has been praised for its distinctive ability to capture the energy and beauty of the subject.  People have often stated that there is a consistent floating imagery to her work.  Inspired by the bold colors and spontaneous flow, she expresses her observations in an immediate and bold voice.  Essentially, Erica made herself an artist through self-discipline, a passion for her work, and a willingness to pursue opportunities along the way.  

EDUCATION

Erica Moen's art education has been acquired through Art instruction School, Art Business academy, and self-discipline.  She has worked with multi talented artist Susan Fryer Voigt and California artist Robert Burridge.


EXHIBITIONS

Erica's work has been exhibited in Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Century College annual group show, Minnesota State Fair, and in her very own studio and gallery at the Grand Garage in Historic Downtown Stillwater, Minnesota.

PUBLICATIONS

The Rake Magazine, Review of Art Attack Group Show.

Cover Art for North Star Watercolor Society Fall Show.

Illustrator Magazine - 1st place winner of the Art Instruction School Art Competition.

Chairperson for Century College Annual Group Show.

Northeaster - "Heart of the Midwest: A Creatie Tradition at the N.K.B."

 

STYLE

Erica works exclusively in ink and crylic.  Her style is a blend of representational and abstract.  Flowers are her favorite subject to paint while adding elements from nature.  Erica's palette consists of a variety of bold colors and white giving her work a wow factor.


 

 




 

 

 

 

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