Erin Schulz

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Erin Schulz

United States

While my roots are in the classics of still life, figure and landscape painting with a limited, earth-toned palette, I continue to explore the splendor of contemporary realism in terms of subject matter and technique. I started studying art at an early age in Yakima, WA and, ironically, was first exposed to classical realism and atelier style education at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing China where I had private instruction in portraiture. I continued my studies at Gage Academy in Seattle, Grand Central Academy in New York and Florence Academy of Art in Italy. For me, the classical approach is more deductive involving paring down and selecting visual information that captures the person’s expression or the texture and light of a piece of fruit on the table in front of me. I diverge from this in my narrative pieces, and instead use a more inductive approach to create a particular vision that I have in mind. I am endlessly inspired to paint these subjects ‘on table’ and‘ in mind’.

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