CAPTURE A PET’S LOVE WITH AN ORIGINAL PET PORTRAIT
Hi, I’m Erica!
I’m a Swedish-born, Washington D.C.-based painter specializing in pet portraits.
Since selling my first painting at the age of 10, I’ve had the honor of helping many customers all around the world add more meaning, culture and depth to their homes with portraits of their furry friends.
Some say it’s the perfect gift, and many are moved to tears when they unwrap the paintings, or see their loved ones open their thoughtful gift.
Customers trust me to come back for a second (or fifth!) within a couple of years.
My process is easy as I work off of your photos to create detailed paintings. We collaborate through out the process and you get to see behind-the-scenes photos as your painting comes alive in my studio.
Paintings ship worldwide for free and I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you’re interested, I’d love to hear more about your pet.
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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“I immediately burst into tears. One of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I will treasure it always.”
“My husband absolutely loves the paintings! We’re thankful for your incredible work!”
“I wish you could have seen the look on my in-laws’ faces when they unwrapped Bella’s portrait!”
“It brought tears to my mother’s eyes. It felt so great to see her face opening the painting! Thank you, Erica!”
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“It brings me so much happiness, so much more than I would ever realize. It makes me smile and happy, rather than sad which happens when I look at photos. Erica’s heart comes through in her work and I feel it every time I look at Elsa.”
“The portrait helps us to continue to remember her and keep her close to our hearts. It makes us smile every time we see it.”
“This portrait thrones over our family room and brings back fond memories of this departed member of our family.”
“This portrait means more to me than words can say.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Erica Eriksdotter fell hard for painting at an early age and sold her first painting as a 10 year old in Sweden where she was born and raised. It was a watercolor piece of a simple landscape with a red balloon floating in the air.
She’s a third-generation fine arts painter and continued to paint throughout her teens, finishing watercolor pieces while on the phone with her girlfriends or while traveling in Europe. To her, painting was an essential way of being.
After years of working with watercolors she applied the technique to acrylics – diluting every brushstroke with water for thin, thin layers, and she had found her style, and a new home outside of Washington D.C. at the age of 20.
She works the same way as the old masters, one brushstroke at a time, without any shortcuts. With their detailed and realistic look, pet portraits take 20-50 hours over a stretch of a few weeks but each finished painting is a culmination of Erica’s 30 years of dedication in the studio and the blend of her two cultures. She brings all this to every brushstroke. More, she brings her whole heart.
She lives in Reston, Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. with her college sweetheart (another creative), their two year old son, Mason, who was born with a brush in his hand, and their two cats, Rasmus and Lola, who often joins her in the studio.
“Thank you Erica for everything. Your extraordinary talent and your extraordinary heart. It’s been so amazing working with you and we look forward to commissioning our 4th painting with you.”
“You somehow are able to convey the ‘soul’ of the animal. Amazing. Simply amazing. You have a gift.”
“Erica does great work – she really captures the dogs’ expressions. And we like her personally. She’s great.”
“Erica is such a unique artist whose warmth and care goes in every individual project.”
“You’re first-class all the way!”
PET PORTRAIT DIMENSIONS
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