Works by Erica Hawkes express a distinct west-coast aesthetic in their vistas, luminous colours, and boldly contoured shapes. Hawkes fuses influences from 20th century art movements including Art Nouveau, Cubism and the Group of Seven. Rolling mountains, billowing clouds and reflective expanses of water are captured as impressions for the viewer through the use of sharply angular, or elegantly sinuous, fields of colour. Hawkes’ paintings emit their own inherent glow that immediately calls and holds our attention.
Erica Hawkes studied Art and Design at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver, finishing off years later in Vancouver with a degree in Design. Over the last 20 years, she has done everything from book illustration, portraiture, art education to photography. Hawkes strives to bring her passion for nature and the beauty that surrounds us into each work.
Erica was recently featured in Arabella Magazine