For the first fifteen years of her professional career, Erica worked as a field archaeologist in Ohio, extensively covering back roads, woods and farmland. Her specialty was drawing exact renditions of artifacts found on digs as a method to record the items. Once the demands of motherhood required her to stay at home, she began to devote time to her true passion, original art.
As her style has progressed, she has moved on from being influenced by the styles of others, such as the highly-regarded Impressionists, to developing an aesthetic that is uniquely her own. With her bold use of color and her eye for natural detail, Ericaís work captures the world around us, yet requires viewers to reconsider even the most mundane of daily scenes. The viewer is thus rewarded with a refreshed look at the world.
Erica lives with her husband, her two children, and several pets on a farm in southwestern Ohio that has been in her husbandís family for five generations.