Pieces created to produce a feeling - calmness, peace, excitement, wonder. The thing I love about abstract art is that the piece does not tell you what to think...it guides you to feel.
Softly Spoken Art by Erika Roberts Studio
Where We Gather Abstracts
I'm a southern girl through and through. I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and I have spent the remainder of my life living in the beautiful state of Tennessee. I grew up and went to college in Nashville, obtained my law degree in Knoxville, and have lived in Memphis for more than a decade. I guess it is only fair that I have a soft spot for big showy summer florals, rows of cotton, sweet tea, and southern hospitality. Why...I declare, these paintings are a sight for sore eyes, if I do say so myself. ;)
Train's a coming
Where We Gather by Erika Roberts Studio, Memphis Artist
A playful, modern, and often surprising spin on our beloved flowers and botanics. I use thick texture, fine inks, and metallic leaf to create rich compositions, full of depth.
The Golden Years by Erika Roberts Studio
One of my favorite aspects of painting is creating art that commemorates a special occasion or meaningful moment. I paint on commission and would love to talk with you about creating a custom piece as a gift or for your home or office! To commission your own piece, click here.
Georgian Antebellum Home Commission by Erika Roberts Studio
Though I am not a native Memphian, this wonderfully benevolent and warm city has been our home for over a decade. As an artist, it is impossible to capture the rich culture and history of the Bluff City, but here some pieces that I created to honor it.
Memphis Watercolor Skyline
Memphis Skyline - River Reflections
Beale Street - Home of the Blues
The Lorraine Motel - Civil Rights Museum
The King & His Castle (Elvis & Graceland)
Benevolent Beauty by Erika Roberts Studio
When I first started painting people, I had a slight obsession with ballerinas. Perhaps it was due to the rigorous training, the costumes, or the intense focus on the "line," but I was hooked. Over time, I have expanded my work, and now I enjoy painting lots of people in different settings.
Abstracted structures communicate strength, dignity and solidarity. I love to contrast hard lines with soft colors.
Come On In by Erika Roberts Studio
Just like people, animals have such unique personalities. Here are a few samples of my work portraying these beloved creatures.
To me, watercolor is such a freeing medium. I am a self-taught water color artist, and I experience such joy and peace when I am creating with watercolors. In each piece, I consider the composition, the colors and tone, and the subject matter. I particularly enjoy depicting architecture with watercolors due to the contrast between the hard lines and the fluid paint.