A Native of Greenville, South Carolina, Eric has always had a passion for art. He started drawing as a young child and won several art awards throughout his school years. He attended summer workshops and some of his work was included in the collection of the Children's Museum in Columbia, SC. His love for art and drawing progressed into adulthood. He continually visited galleries and museums to view the work of other artists, including the Old Masters. It soon inspired him to paint. He began with watercolors and then acrylics, before deciding that oil was his medium of choice.
His works are in the Tonalist and Realism styles of landscape painting. Most of his art is heavily influenced by the 19th and early 20th century painters of the Hudson River School and French Barbizon School. He filters his visual interpretations of nature into a poetic, moody, and atmospheric scene that invites the viewer to relax and enjoy the silence of the moment.
“As a landscape painter, I filter my visual interpretations of nature into a poetic, moody, and atmospheric scene. Nineteenth Century Art and American Tonalism are what influences my style the most. I love the muted colors, abstractions, and mysterious shadows. My work is sometimes detailed in brushwork or loosely abstract, depending on the mood I'm trying to achieve. My objective is to create a painting that brings the viewer into quiet contemplation, a poetic journey through the piece. Most of my works are simple in subject matter, yet powerful in feeling. My love of nature, feelings of the seasons, and time of day inspire my art. Most of my paintings are that of twilight. I just love the beauty of nature and Gods creation.”