In 2000, after 10 years in the film industry, Erin switched careers and began working full time as a mixed media artist. Since then Erin’s work has reached a wide ranging clientele, selling as far as Japan.
Erin’s work reflects the influences of her rural Ontario upbringing, the endless potential of paintings to stimulate imagination, and her passionate obsession with the creative process. She continues to evolve with a renewed willingness to push her visual limits.
Erin's past works were primarily of large expansive landscapes with huge skies and contemplative energy. Her halo'd figures were born from a challenge to see if she could create the same sense of tranquility and contentment in figurative work. Through this process, Erin started to find that the elements that make landscape so popular is that they abstractly reflect the intimate and emotional lives of people. It's through landscapes that we get to express our emotions from a distance. But what happens when you add the figure into the landscape? Erin's new work is exploring the inseparable connection between the natural world and humanity. Not from a destructive and end of world perspective, but from the deeper relationship. We have a connection to the environment that is rich with meaning and emotion. Within that connection lies compassion and wisdom if we can strip away our ignorance.
In a time where everyone feels pressured to be perfect, Erin's brushstrokes vibrate across the canvases reminding the viewer that this painting was created by the human imperfect hand. Full of energy and passion as it choses colour, and applies it with abandon.