Elena Erickson Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Elena Erickson
Live in: Oakland, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 12.00
Elena Erickson Artist Bio:
Growing up in the country-side of northern Switzerland, most life adventures were motivated by nature, where waterways ran through freely and where the sky met the land in intense colors. It is a world filled with animals, plants and trees. The outdoors formed the imagery in the paintings i am currently creating. Moving later to the city opened up another dimension. Then trips to Central America, when the Atlantic spread out for miles from Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. I moved to the Bay Area in California, close to the ocean, opening up a clear view of the sun, setting over the Pacific and the west. It took me awhile to see the different levels of creating and the understanding of painting. To me, it comes down to looseness, the more natural the movement, the more natural the look of the surface. Confidence is the key. No fear of loss. So the degree of your mind and soul’s success can rise. A focus on the journey is important, a focus on what it feels like, the process first, so the desired shapes can come forth. A commitment to the action of painting and the expectations for the end result, is a painter’s destination. Following the directions of your own light and to enjoy the voyage and the process of creating. As Willem de Kooning once said, “I think I’m painting a picture of two women, but it may turn out to be a landscape.” View the paintings here with that same innocent attitude and let the water-scapes and abstract landscapes take you far.