Erin's love of exploring posibilities began in southern Ohio while growing up on a farm. Enjoying art from a young age, she began to cultivate her creativity by pressing boundaries and exploring new horizons.
In 1996, Erin received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Xavier University with a minor in Biology. She continued her art training after college while studying abroad as a Fulbright Arts Scholar in Germany. During that time she pursued illustration and sculpture at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany while traveling extensively to art museums and cities throughout eastern and western Europe.
Upon returning to the states in 1998, Erin established herself as a Medical Illustrator in San Francisco, which combined her love of science and art. The majority of her medical art and animations were created for the medical research, healthcare and education sector. While in the Bay Area, she also taught painting, drawing, illustration and ceramics at various Bay Area art institutions.
In 2003, Erin moved to Hawaii. Inspired by her surroundings, she focused on landscape and seascape painting. Her work was represented in numerous island galleries (Wyland Gallery, Haleiwa, Island Treasures, Global Creations and Local Living Kailua). Erin also balanced her fine art career with helping to create & develop an art program at her children's schools in Hawaii. While teaching, she also created and developed the Student Farmer's Market Program at Sunset Beach Elementary.
In 2012, Erin created Paint the Night Away and Paint the Day Away, an island inspired social painting company, which taught over 6,000 adults and children to create and celebrate painting. Erin sold her business upon her families' decision to move to Rocky River, Ohio in December of 2014.
Currently, Erin is teaching at St. Raphael School in Bay Village, Ohio. Her curriculum provides a strong foundation in the visual arts while incorporating STEM and Project Based Learning projects.
Embrace the choas - That is from where you can create something that was never possible before.
. - Erin
2012 Selected Exhibition Haleiwa Art Walk, Kai Ku Hale Haleiwa, Hawaii April
2012 Solo Exhibition Wyland Gallery Haleiwa, Hawaii May 19
2012 Selected Exhibition Waikiki ARTFEST Honolulu, Hawaii June 23-24
2012 Selected Exhibition Kapiolani ARTFEST Haleiwa, Hawaii June 1-2
2012 Selected Solo Exhibition “Flux” Poppy’s Café Honolulu, Hawaii Sept – Dec
2012 Selected Group Exhibition, Ho`omaluhia Botanical Gardens Kaneohe, Hawaii Oct
2012 Selected Solo Exhibition Bonzar Front Haleiwa, Hawaii Oct
2012 Selected Group Exhibition “Interpretations of Life as We Know It” Waialua Library Waialua, Hawaii Sept 21 – Oct 9
2012 Selected Group Exhibition Windward Artist Guild Group Kailua, Hawaii Oct
2012 Selected Group Exhibition Surf Art Show at Wyland Gallery Haleiwa, Hawaii Dec
2013 Selected Exhibition Haleiwa Arts Festival Haleiwa, Hawaii July
2013 Solo Exhibition “Patterns” Gallery on the Pali Honolulu, Hawaii Oct. 6 - Nov. 7
2014 Selected Exhibition Haleiwa Arts Festival Haleiwa, Hawaii July
Kai Ku Hale Haleiwa, Hawaii
Wyland Gallery Haleiwa, Hawaii
Island Treasures Kailua, Hawaii
Local Living Kailua, Hawaii
Outrigger Reef Gallery Honolulu, Hawaii
Gester’s Rocky River, Ohio