Oil painting on cradled birch wood panel
16 x 16 Inches
Be My Valentine by Erika Lee Sears
Erika Lee Sears is an oil painter from Portland, OR who specializes in contemporary landscapes. As a self-taught artist who has painted for all her life, Erika recently retired from her profession in the banking industry to pursue her artistic endeavors full-time. Her modern landscape work has been known to vary dramatically in style, though can often be recognized through her abundant utilization of pointillism.
Erika has a passion for capturing nature and elements from the local community. Her work often reflects rural, Oregon country-sides and unique urban perspectives. She believes in approaching artwork like telling an elaborate story, in that having an imaginative perspective on what she perceives breathes life into even the tiniest elements.
While not painting, Erika gathers her inspiration from her travels, her family and her two precocious pugs.
“I am an observer and a documenter of our time. I think a lot of people miss the everyday things that surround us, especially the hope, the extraordinary, and the bits of magic. To me, what makes art special is when you can capture that little bit of special that is all around us but we miss because of how busy and challenging life can be.”
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