Pat Erickson ~ Figurative / Wildlife painter (Part 1) || Pat Erickson ~ Figurative / Wildlife painter (Part 2)
American fine artist Pat Erickson from Everett, WA, grew up in Northern California. Since childhood her interests were equally divided between wildlife biology and art.
She entered college as a zoology major, but after a couple years the pull of her creative side led her to a Bachelors in Fine Art. She left California for Colorado in 1989 and started concentrating on both wildlife and western subjects for her pieces. She has since re-located to the Desert Southwest. She is well known for her highly detailed portrayal of both horses and other wildlife in watercolor and prismacolor pencil.
The artist's statement - "As someone who has a great love of animals, painting or drawing them was a natural choice for me. I strive to portray in my work, something of the animal's spirit, and have their individual personalities shine forth,
While I do enjoy painting beauty, I also need to express those concepts from deep within my mind that are engendered from what I perceive from the world around me. Generally, what I am most affected by is the darker aspects of the human condition. This is perhaps why my work has so little color and is so moody and introspective in nature".