Erica Dale Strzepek
With my eyes closed, I am surrounded by ocean waves, falling snow, prismatic sunsets, or swaying sea grass. The air is fresh and inviting. Imagining nature’s song playing for me, a sense of calm takes over as I relish a familiar journey. Residents of Harwich, Massachusetts, my boys, husband, and I love our Cape Cod community. I am always making note of my next painting from our surroundings.
Graduating magna cum laude from Franklin Pierce University, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Communications including minors of Fine Art and Art History in 1996. In addition to graphic design, my early studies included life drawing, glassblowing, and photography; I later concentrated my fine arts studies on painting.
I primarily work in watercolor, it suits my personality and artistic style. Importantly, watercolor lends itself to the stop-and-start work style I need as a busy mother of three young boys. My color palette includes American-made, natural mineral pigment watercolor paints. I love how the minerals add natural shimmer and granulation to my work.