I'm Erika.

Hello!  I paint playful and whimsical watercolor paintings.  These paintings then turn into prints, fabric patterns and other surface designs.  I write about my art process and tools to encourage others to learn how to paint as well.  I don't take myself too seriously with my art which allows me to stay loose and let the watercolor do what it wants to do.  In the end, that's the beauty of this medium anyway.  

I am a part of the quirky, introverted extrovert and silly crew, I think we all have a little bit of that in us.  I live in Denver, CO with my husband and two little girls.  Juggling motherhood and my creative pursuits at the same time is a journey in itself and I love it.  I started my business in 2007 with digital art and my first book was created in that style.

When I started to paint with watercolor, I knew I wanted to create in an illustration style, not landscapes or fine art painting.  I didn't see many artists like me so I share my work to show what is possible and hopefully encourage others.  I want to help others be confident enough to pick up their own paints and brushes too.  I love how the simplest imagery can communicate to all ages, especially the teeniest of tots.

In May 2013 I illustrated my first children's book, Queen Quail is Quiet.  My dream is to write more, publish more, complete editorial illustrations and picture books.  I absolutely love creating while live streaming on Periscope (@fluximagery) and I make videos showing unboxing, real-time watercolor paintings and more on YouTube as well.  

Almost daily you can find me drawing, playing with my daughters, shooting pictures, in search of ice cream or reading one of my many bookmarked books.

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Completed Projects:

The Reindeer Squad

Inktober 2016

The 100 Day Project 2016 - Painted 4"x4" watercolor paintings every day for 100 days in a row

Queen Quail is Quiet

Make Art That Sells - Bootcamp

The Wise Woman's Almanac

They Draw and Cook

They Draw and Cook (Let's Get Figgy Edition)