Erin Shae's Profile

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I play in paint.

My usual approach to painting is led by my love of mixing colors and of watching how paint changes when it is manipulated on canvas. A large theme in my work is using watered acrylics to create a layered, “worn-in” look complete with beautiful imperfections and contrasting textures—basically playing in paint and creating art through “happy accidents”. Crafting is another hobby of mine, and often the two loves intermingle nicely.

You may well know how inspirations and ideas can change daily, but my recurring inspirations come from the usual suspects: faith, family, changing seasons, music, other forms of art…but I also delight in the endless possibilities of the color wheel, all things quirky and humorous, the way light falls on objects, books, street art, doodles, fashion illustration, whatever fascinates my toddler son,…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 2
  • Joined October 29, 2008

Favorite materials

Canvas, Wood, Acrylics, Pastels, Fabric, Pen, Ink, Paper

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About

I play in paint.

My usual approach to painting is led by my love of mixing colors and of watching how paint changes when it is manipulated on canvas. A large theme in my work is using watered acrylics to create a layered, “worn-in” look complete with beautiful imperfections and contrasting textures—basically playing in paint and creating art through “happy accidents”. Crafting is another hobby of mine, and often the two loves intermingle nicely.

You may well know how inspirations and ideas can change daily, but my recurring inspirations come from the usual suspects: faith, family, changing seasons, music, other forms of art…but I also delight in the endless possibilities of the color wheel, all things quirky and humorous, the way light falls on objects, books, street art, doodles, fashion illustration, whatever fascinates my toddler son, contrasts, beautiful fabrics, and—with the student loans payments to prove it—my varied schooling in the subjects of Dietetics, Marketing, and Fashion.
I’ve got a lot going on in this brain…let’s see where it takes us!

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