Lynn Ericson Fine Art

40 Salmon Falls Road  •  Hollis, Maine  04042    207.838.7015

 

© 2018 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.