Lynn Ericson Fine Art
40 Salmon Falls Road • Hollis, Maine 04042 207.838.7015
© 20 Lynn Ericson Fine Art
ARTIST • DESIGNER • ANIMAL LOVER
My career as an artist started when I won an art contest at the age of ten. The painting of my beagle, Kimmy, was judged the most popular in the city-wide art festival in Portland, where I grew up. I then had the dubious distinction of winning a New England Regional Art Contest—for painting with Q-tips.
So I painted and drew, majored in English literature at Northeastern University, painted and drew some more, lived in a bunch of places — Boston, Marblehead, MA, Rochester NY, Clermont Ferrand, France and then after graduate school, back to Maine.
I ended up doing the "practical" art thing and became a graphic designer—for over 26 years as Ericson Mitchell Creative. We won awards, loved the work, and had an interesting diversity of clients—from Fortune 500 companies to small non-profits. I fantasised about having the time to paint.
I decided to make the time. So I’m back to painting and immersing myself in color. I live in a beautiful area of Maine where I only have to look out the window for inspiration. The hundreds of photos I took while living in Auvergne, France for two years faded, but not the memory of the lush and dramatic countryside.
I hope that my landscapes as well as my pet portraits express the spirit of a place or animal.
I have a master’s degree in Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology and live in Hollis, Maine.