Description 'My Little Mermaid'~Inspired by my daughter to show her that princesses and heroines need not have pink skin and yellow hair. And, so that the big 'D' wouldn't be her sole source of how a princess can look. Inspired and driven.~
ERIN PICKERING, NJ Member Since May 2014 Artist Statement Painting is my driving passion! Without it I feel disconnected! I work in vibrant, lively color resulting in cheerful, uplifting pieces. My subject matter ranges with my passions... shoes, gluten-free living & food, vintage fashion and reflecting the beauty of african american and multi-racial children! Through my art I am celebrating life, nature, creativity, motivation and color. I am obsessed with color and it is quite often my inspiration - and where I live in my art.
I found watercolor in college, while getting my degree in Fashion Design and Illustration, and was immediately fascinated by its vibrancy, fluidity, and the challenge of a medium that can’t be entirely controlled. It is exciting – sometimes nerve wracking… especially as I near the completion of a painting. So I continue to learn and experiment.