Aileen O. Erickson PDF Print E-mail

Studio #416
42 Years in ASB
Associated Artist Member

Just Before Dark

Just Before Dark, 42" X 44" Acrylic on Canvas

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 16" X 58" Acrylic on Canvas 2015

Mediums: Large acrylic paintings on canvas; oil landscapes on canvas; objects on panels and paper; charcoal, watercolor, gouache on paper

In large part a New Englander (Connecticut), I attended the State University of Iowa; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; and in 1967 I received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where a third of my curriculum was in studio art. For a couple of years I attended NYC's The Arts Student League before moving to Boston, where I worked primarily at The Experimental Etching Studio until 1973.

What presently interests me: finding beach objects and picking out which objects to use for a particular painting; eventually attaining a final composition (a working model for a large, acrylic painting on canvas) to glue onto the panel. The composition connects with a personal mood and is often analogous, or at the least, a reference to nature. I like the universality of these relatively common, insignificant objects and their transformation on canvas from small to large, from three dimensional to flat, and in some cases from neutral to bright colors.

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