Erika Rier started life out in New England. As a child she was thought of as a writer but she…
Erika Rier started life out in New England. As a child she was thought of as a writer but she secretly wanted to be a visual artist. She spent her teens experimenting with writing and visual. Into her 20′s she painted in oils and continued moving around New England.
In her early 20′s she settled down in Brooklyn, NY. One day she decided to stop oil painting and to only draw. Since that day she has focused on drawing highly detailed pieces inspired mostly by dreams. She still plays around with paint but only small gouache paintings.
To support her art aspirations Erika has run many businesses, worked many jobs, and continues to do much freelance work. She ran her clothing business Mellifluous Couture for many years. She has also run a gallery named Tumbleweed & Poppleswamp in Patagonia, AZ. She was certified as a Health Coach and has worked with many clients. Freelance projects have included ad design, logo design, marketing consulting, business coaching, and custom illustration projects.
Now living in Tacoma, WA, Erika is focusing her attention on creative pursuits and homeschooling her daughter. She has a husband who is an amazing oil painter. She enjoys sewing, cooking, and reading history books in her spare time, not that she has any spare time.http://www.erikarier.com http://plasmadolphin.com/escape/escape-artists/ http://theabsolutemag.com/16714/art/1987-an-illustrated-zine/
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