Erika Grimes is an accomplished painter and designer who, through her unique abilities, is able to enhance the world as she sees it. Raised in Alaska but currently residing in Albury NSW, Australia, Erika garners inspiration from the beauty around her. She is especially influenced by the incredible Aurora Borealis, and her paintings are known for their masterful use of blended colour, swift movement, and passion that is clearly evident in each and every piece. Colour is her passion and the medium through which she connects with the world.
In Erika’s words, “Colours evoke emotions and transcend thoughts – they are a direct link to your soul”. As an artist, Erika uses paint and canvas to illustrate feelings that mere words struggle to represent. Her favourite quote is from the actor/dancer Danny Kaye – “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.”
Her paintings hang proudly in many homes and offices around the world. They have also been used to create wearable art and stunningly colourful homewares. Her jewellery and other artistic creations are much sought after. Her latest work was a commissioned piece for the City of Port Phillip.