Mixed Media Art

Bottom Line Yellow, original mixed media on canvas, framed, 24x24

Will-o-the-Wisp, original acrylic on canvas, 26x36, 

Florida Gulfcoast IV:  Wetland, original acrylic on canvas, framed 16x20.  Sold.

Spacescape VIII, original on canvas,  acrylic, 45x33, 
Florida Gulf Coast: Wetlands, VI. original on canvas, acrylic, 16x20, framed, $320

Southern Wild, acrylic on canvas, 24x24, framed; $300 
Southern Wild, original on canvas, mixed media, 24x24, framed,  sold..
Red Sky, original, acrylic on canvas, framed 18x24, 
 Florida Gulf, #3, original, mixed media on canvas, contains sewn and glued beadwork, framed, 16x20,...SOLD
I am a mixed media artist.  I am also a poet, short fiction writer, and playwright.  My collection of poems, Bread upon the Waters, was published in 2001 by Michigan State University Press and is available through Amazon.com. 
I paint abstracts: imaginative pieces which relate to nature.  I also paint non-representational pieces which come from my heart and mind without references to the external world.  I love color, especially blues. 
  The painting below was chosen for the cover of Pearls of Discrete Mathematics, Martin Erickson, CRC Press, 2009 which has world-wide distribution and acclaim. 
Spacescape V. - sold
Wild Vines Among the Blues, original, mixed media on canvas, 20x16, framed.  This painting has hand-worked embroidery and beadwork.--SOLD
Spring Jazz, original, mixed media on canvas, 20x16, framed; NFS
This is a happy painting, fulll of bounce and swing.  The colors remind me of early spring, and the brush strokes remind me of jazz notes, blown in sweet sounds. 
Spacescape VII--random order, original, acrylic on canvas, 24x18, framed, Sold.

For several years I have been creating spacescapes, imaginary scapes which are neither here nor elsewhere.  If I had to categorize my work with these spacescapes, I would refer to renowned artist, Hans Hofmann, who coined the phrase push-pull, meaning creating a tension betwen the various depths in a painting, pushing and pulling the eye back and forth through the picture plane.  Notice the hypercube which pulls our eyes back and forth through boxes and stars.
Hypercube Quilt, original, acrylic, embroidery, beads on canvas, 20x16, framed.  NA
I am a gallery artist at
The Dancing Crane Gallery of Fine Art
I am a gallery artist at  
The StudioatGulfandPine@gmail.com, contact Joyce Karp, 941-778-1906
I am a gallery artist at 
Michaels on the Boulevard, St Armand's Circle, Sarasota 
links to:  Art Center Manatee, Eldridge Publishing, 
             Amazon.Com, Women Contemporary Artists.
 Membership:  Academy of American Poets

Somewhere You Might Have Been, original, inks/acrylics on canvas, 18x24, framed; SOLD..
  Just Another Theory, original, mixed media on canvas, framed, 16x20, $175....Sold.
Falling Sun, original, mixed media on canvas, 16x20, framed, $320
 Available at Michael's on the Boulevard, St Armand Circle, Sarasota FL 

Waterscape I, original, mixed media on canvas, 16x20, framed, SOLD  

 I use whatever materials my imagination and my hands can find:  watermedia such as acrylics, inks, watercolors, of course, but also sand, paint skins, collage (rarely).  I use spatulas, rollers, palette knives, hair picks, plastic forks, cardboard...to create vitality in colors and textures.  I delight in layering the paints, scraping them back to reveal under colors, lifting colors, letting colors run happily into each other.  I frequently mix my colors directly on canvas or paper rather than use a palette board.  My first application of colors in an abstract or non-representational painting, however, is only the beginning.  I work and work and work again until I am happy with what I have created.
My paintings reflect tensions between movement and stillness.  I make connections among reality, memory, and imagination.
My paintings have been included in juried shows in Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa FL, and in Ann Arbor MI.
The Sunrise May Save Us, original, inks/acrylics on paper, 28x29, framed; .--SOLD

Please contact me for information regarding these and other original acrylic/mixed media paintings at Erick3538@gmail.com.  Also, please contact me if you would like me to create a painting specifically for you.

Red Thicket, original acrylic on canvas, 16x20, framed

Florida Gulf Coast V:  Wetlands III, original, acrylic on canvas, 40x30, 

Blue because..., original, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

Red because..., original, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

Yellow because..., original, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

     Connecting Reality...Memory...Imagination