‘My recent series of works are inspired by visits to coastal regions, particularly the East Coast, Cornwall, and Norfolk, spending time walking the coastal paths.
Areas, where the sea meets the land and rivers, where salt water meets fresh water, are a fascination. Hard rock against water, the meeting of two extremes. Light and weather also play an important part in my work.
Working from memory, I use the landscape as a starting point for a painting but then let the process of painting itself take over until it forms a response that I’m after.
I paint in an energetic, semi-abstract way using a limited palette; often mixing the colours directly onto the canvas, using rags, palette knives and sometimes my fingers, building up the paint from transparent washes to thick impasto in focal areas.’
Erin has exhibited in the UK and abroad, with work being held in private collections in the UK and USA.