Aimee Erickson Aimee Erickson

"Color has emotional weight for me and is related to the shape of space. Drawing or painting, for me, means to look at the thing and transmit its vitality to the canvas." Aimee Erickson (b. 1967) is an oil painter living in Portland, Oregon. She was trained as an illustrator and works in the tradition of abstract realism: representational painting with strong design and an abstract quality to the brushstrokes. She holds a BFA in Visual Communication Design and has also studied with a number of prominent painters. Aimee is the first woman artist to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait, that of Barbara Roberts in 1997. Aimee teaches studio and plein-air painting, drawing, and color theory at national venues as well as in her studio. She has a particular interest in what enables or inhibits our progress as artists. Aimee’s work has been awarded top prizes in many national competitions, including Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, the Portrait Society of America.

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