My name is Erica Hawkes and I create art as my passion and full time career.
I paint in a few different styles, one I've called Cubist Impressionism. Simply put, I separate the colors of a scene and paint it back in using geometric shapes and lines.
I also paint landscapes in a style I've called Nouveau 7, of which I borrow elements from the fabulous group of seven in Canada, and the beautiful flowing lines of Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century.
I was born and raised in Beautiful BC. I studied Design at Colorado institute of Art in Denver, finishing up years later in Vancouver BC, wih a degree in design.
Over the years, I have worked in a variety of medium. Graphite, acrylic, watercolor, india Ink, and oil. I have also had the privilege to work as an illustrator, portrait artist, teacher and photographer.
I love everything about art, from taking photographs for future works, to the sketching and final laying down of paint. To create something beautiful is always my aim. I know I will always explore as I develop in my career as an artist, and feel there is always something new to learn! My goal is to paint great paintings that people are drawn to and that live on long after I am gone!
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