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Modern Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings by Erin Fickert-Rowland | Elysian Studios

This new collection of original oil paintings have each been painted in one session, in the Abstract Expressionist style.  They are all landscapes, to some degree, whether imagined or inspired by a real experience.  Each composition has a horizon line- a place where it seems the ground touches the sky.  I have been experimenting with …

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Spinning Records: Three New Modern Still Life Paintings by Erin Fickert-Rowland | Elysian Studios

Recently, I have been spending more time with music: finding new artists to listen to, watching documentaries about music history and starting a new collection of vinyl records (read more here).  I found a rare vinyl 45 record of Jack White’s “Fly Farm Blues” and started thinking about how this physical copy of a music …

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Caught on Instagram: A Rekindled Love for Vinyl Records | Elysian Studios

I have always loved music. Perhaps “been obsessed with” is a better term. I think it’s because I have always spent so much time pursuing solitary, contemplative creative activities, like painting and drawing. Music has been my constant companion since I was a child.   I started out with a kiddie Fisher-Price record player and a …

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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, …

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