Month: April 2013


Playing with Ideas: Three New Modern Still Life Paintings by Erin Fickert-Rowland | Elysian Studios

I’ve been working on new series of small paintings featuring a collection of light bulbs, which represent ideas and invention. 

I love the original design of light bulbs (as opposed to their new, efficient, modern cousins), and wanted to paint them with a muted, neutral palette.  Using warm tones of peach, ochre, sepia, gray, cream, and white, I have combined both thin, drippy paint and thick impressionist brushstrokes to create richly textured images.  There is a bright pop of orange outlining the objects to create the effect of an energetic glow.

“Ideas with Potential”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

“Wrestling with Ideas”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

“A Collection of Ideas”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

These paintings are all on 8 inch x 8 inch gallery wrapped canvas, and are now available at Calico Home in Denver, CO.


New Modern Art Jewelry In The Elysian Studios Etsy Shop! | Elysian Studios

I’ve been working with my handmade polymer clay Gypsy Trade Beads to create new Modern Art Jewelry designs, and have recently added them to my Etsy shop!

I am so happy it’s spring and am looking forward to the balmy weather that always inspires me to add fun accessories to my wardrobe.  Goodbye scarves, gloves and hats.  Hello fun necklaces, chunky bracelets and bold earrings!

To celebrate, I am offering a coupon for the shop!  You’ll find it at the end of the post.

Here are some of my new designs
(You’ll find more in the Elysian Studios Etsy Shop):



Crystal Modern Art Jewelry Necklace
Stacked Stones Modern Art Jewelry Necklace


Sparkling Modern Art Jewelry Necklace
Earthy Modern Art Jewelry Necklace


Turquoise Statement Modern Art Jewelry Bracelet
Stacked Stones Modern Art Jewelry Bracelet

Crystal Modern Art Jewelry Bracelet

*Save $10 off of any purchase of $50 or more*

Now through Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013


Ready to Shop for Jewelry?

Click Here to visit Elysian Studios’ Etsy Shop

What do you think about this new collection?  I have been working on creating pieces that are uniquely handmade, coordinated, and affordable!

I’ve also been re-styling my product photography.

Do you like the new look? I’d love your feedback!

Happy Spring!


Caught on Instagram: Modern Abstract Art in Denver | Elysian Studios

Amazing art is being created in Denver, Colorado!

I have had the pleasure to see some local gallery shows recently, and I want to share what I have seen with you!

Currently at Spark Gallery: 

*ends April 21, 2013*

One of my very favorite artists( featured on Elysian Studios)

Katharine McGuinness: 


Constructionist Sculpture by Leo Franco:

(one of my fellow gallery mates at Zip 37 Gallery!)


Currently at Studio 12 Gallery:

*ends April 27, 2013*

A fun show of limited edition posters based on films by The Asylum, featuring work by Tim Doyle and  Edmond Bailey of Octopoda:


Currently at Core New Art Space: 

*ends May 5, 2013*

New oil paintings by Katie Hoffman:

(another fellow gallery mate at Zip 37 Gallery!)


Recent Shows:

*these are now over, but these artists are continuing members of these galleries*

Colby Brumit at Edge Gallery:


Collin Parson at Pirate Gallery:


William Manke at Pirate Gallery:


Amazing art, isn’t it?  One thing I have realized is that these wonderful shows are fleeting.  Each artist usually gets about three weeks to display their new body of work and then it’s over!

There’s nothing like being immersed and surrounded in one artist’s vision- it’s like listening to a music album from start to finish- you get the whole story, and complete picture.  If you have the opportunity to bring a piece of that story home with you by purchasing a piece of art, it is all the more special!

Stay in touch! I will be posting more great art I see out and about!