Photograph of Artist ERICA EMERSON
ERICA EMERSON
Canal Winchester, Ohio - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Erica Emerson; Smokey, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  My boy Smokey ...
Erica Emerson
Original Oil Painting, 2006
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Smokey Waiting For Santa, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  My boy Smokey ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Putty, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Nikkie And Katie, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2007
10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Lucy Lu, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  My pretty kitty. . .  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Great Blue, 2008, Original Drawing Pencil,   inches.
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2008
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Erica Emerson; Tyler Too, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2008
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Buster And Diesel, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2007
14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Bob And Tatum, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2008
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Bennie And Nellie, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic,   inches. Artwork description: 241  Commissioned Pet Portrait.  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
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Erica Emerson; Sophie, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 My Mums kitty ( she doesn' t like me much) ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
10 x 20 inches (25.4 x 50.8 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Via Colori Columbus Ohio 2005, 2005, Original Drawing Charcoal, 6 x 6 feet. Artwork description: 241 2005 Street Festiva. Six foot by Six foot Chalk drawing. ...
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Original Charcoal Drawing, 2005
6 x 6 feet (1.83 x 1.83 m)
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Erica Emerson; Via Colori Columbus Ohio 2004, 2004, Original Drawing Other, 6 x 6 feet. Artwork description: 241 2004 Street Festiva. Six foot by Six foot Chalk drawing. ...
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Original Other Drawing, 2004
6 x 6 feet (1.83 x 1.83 m)
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Erica Emerson; Green, 2004, Original Painting Other, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Graphite & Acrylic...
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Original Other Painting, 2004
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Passive Wolf, 2004, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 This was a detailed sketch for a commissioned tattoo design...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2004
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Wolf Tribal, 2004, Original Drawing Pencil, 6 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Commissioned Tattoo Design...
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Original Pencil Drawing, 2004
6 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Yellow, 2004, Original Painting Other, 8 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Graphite & Acrylic...
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Original Other Painting, 2004
8 x 12 inches (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Tulips, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 8 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Three 8 x 24 panels...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
8 x 24 inches (20.3 x 61.0 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Robert, 2003, Original Illustration, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Robert Mitchem, Acrylic on Board...
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Original Illustration, 2003
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Erica Emerson; Couple In The Rain, 2002, Original Painting Acrylic, 6 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241 Acrylic on board...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2002
6 x 6 inches (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

I remember gazing over my uncle Melvie's shoulder as he doodled the most wonderful characters on the dinner napkin at the local L & K diner. I had to be five or six. I knew at that moment that Art was to be my passion. I spent my childhood summers painting what my eyes interpreted. Laying on the front stoop, surrounded in millions of colored wax, just trying to get that next door neighbor's roof just right. Sitting in church, with the members around me coming out of the sermon with a sense of peace, mine was different, I had a masterpiece in hand. I was amazed how I could see my own little picture in every corner of life. When I was in Junior High school, I remember going to see my Art teacher and asking her how to start thinking of scholarship for Art school. She looked at me and with wide eyes, " Well, I've never had a student so young be so interested in Art school!" -But then again, I wasn't just any Art student.

In High School, freshman thru senior Art years were fantastic. I was taught by another inspirational teacher. She had graduated from the same college I would later attend. I was educated on what I would come to recognize later, The Columbus College of Art and Design's Freshman class Curriculum. I was thunderstruck when sitting in my classes at CCAD, and I knew it. I actually knew what my instructors were teaching me, I was taught perspective years before. I understood what complementary colors are and how to make them dance. While other students were struggling with these tough assignments, I could explain Munsell's color theory. I demonstrated three point perspective in downtown Columbus. I contemplated what value of grey the cement block walls were in my figure drawing class. This is how I see things, I compare them with the guidance I had been given years earlier.

As I look back at my college career, I do wish I would have taken more advantage of the opportunities that were around me. Try just a little harder. Dig a bit more deeper. Ask many more questions - but then again, I was still a kid - young adult maybe, but still developing. Things were different, I was different.

I graduated CCAD in the summer session in '99. Six years later and a lot more mature, I have found myself just starting one of the first real chapters of my novel. The first twenty-eight years, well, they were sort of introductions to the book. You know- Be good to others, It will come back to you, Don't push your Folks too far away, you'll need them to bail you out some day (seriously Mom and Dad, that was a joke, and yeah, I still owe you). The small things, right? I have indeed grown to be a self sufficient creative woman, and thru my studio, I certainly hope to elaborate and expand the next few chapters into something wonderful.

Without the interest and support of everyone that is dear, today for me here would not be possible. Thanks for the shove....

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