Today we’d like to introduce you to Erica Kilbourn.
Erica, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born in the Northwest in the 90’s, and relocated to Tennessee when I was 11. My husband and I have been married four years now, and we have two sons that keep us busy! I started an Instagram account and opened my Etsy shop in 2017, and since then I have made almost 90 sales! I’ve sent art all around the globe, and it is a wonderful feeling to have found people that truly enjoy the same type of art that I do. It is a rarity! I currently am a stay-at-home Mom, and I paint and run my shop in my spare time. Every day is different! I wouldn’t change it for the world.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create fantasy landscape scenes! In my paintings you can visit an enchanted forest, an underwater shipwreck, a surreal globe filled with mushrooms and fairies, and more. I use oil paints, and typically paint on panels or paper. I like to let my use of color take the audience away to a dreamlike place. My inspiration, is definitely my fond childhood fond memories fantasy movies, and all the sparkly, treasure-like trinkets that I would collect. I hope that when someone looks at my art, they are taken back to somewhere happy in their childhood and just feel a sense of excitement or nostalgia.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think artists in today’s social-media fueled world, have a huge advantage. Sure, there may be more fish in the sea as far as exposure for other artists goes, but the sea has gotten larger. People are starting to cherish handmade, original goods more often than not, and artisans of all kinds can greatly benefit. I think the best way to expose local artists is to have art crawls often, and to have social media pages dedicated to your hometown’s local artists.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
All of my most recent works can be seen on my Instagram account. All of my originals, prints, and merchandise are sold through my Etsy shop. I currently do not have any gallery space, or an official website (hopefully soon), but all of my work is show on Instagram.
- Website: www.EricaKilbourn.com
- Phone: 6157124332
- Email: Ericakilbourn4@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stories/erica.kilbourn.art/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericakilbournart/
- Other: ericakilbourn.wordpress.com