Paris-born, Oregon-based artist Aimee Erickson is an oil painter in the realist tradition. Trained as an illustrator, she has a BFA in Visual Communication Design; her paintings are characterized by strong design, color, and brushwork, and have won many awards. She has studied with Sherrie McGraw, Burton Silverman, and Joseph Paquet, and is the first woman artist to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait, that of Barbara Roberts in 1997. Her workshop offerings include color theory for painters, plein-air painting, and studio painting.

AWARDS & SHOWS
2016 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational (October)
2016 Second Place & Best Water, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 
2016 Best of Show, Just Plein Fun, Balboa Island, California
2016 End-of-Residency Solo Exhibition, University Club of Portland
2016 Still Life Honorable Mention, OPA National Exhibition, Dallas TX
2016 5th Place, OPA's Best Little Paint-out in Texas
2016 University Club of Portland Artist-in-Residence Alumni Showcase
2016 Mid-Residency Solo Show, University Club of Portland
2016 "All Along the Sierra" Juried Show at Epperson Gallery
2016 "Less is More" LPAPA at Forest & Ocean Gallery
2015 "Inspired by Sorolla" LPAPA at Forest & Ocean Gallery
2015 "LPAPA After Dark," Forest & Ocean Gallery
2015 "Recent Paintings" solo show at Brian Marki Fine Art
2015 "Instructors' Show" Multnomah Arts Center
2015 Strada Award, Laguna Beach Plein Air
2015 OPA National Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine FL
2015 Sonoma Plein Air
2015 Mendocino Open Paint Out, Celebrity Guest Artist
2015 Door County Plein Air
2015  OPA Western Regional Exhibition
2015 "Where in the World is Plein Air" online national paint-out
2015 "Six by Nine Sale," Portrait Society of America invitational show
2015 "Everyday Taste of Plein Air" invitational show, Giustina Gallery at OSU
2015  Best QuickDraw and Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival
2015 "Aimee Erickson and Wayne McKenzie" at Nancy Dodds Gallery
2015 Honorable Mention, Kern County Plein Air
2014 Award of Excellence for Portraiture, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition
2014 Award of Exceptional Merit, Portrait Society of America International Art of the Portrait Competition
2014 Gold Medal, First Annual International Juried Artists Guild Exhibition
2014 Best of Show, American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition
2014 Artists' Choice/Best of Show, Sonoma Plein Air
2014 First Place, Carmel Art Festival
2014 Salmagundi Masters Exhibition, New York, NY
2014 First Place, Emerging Plein Air Artists Spring 2014 Contest
2014 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition
2014 Second Place, Pacific Northwest Plein Air
2013 Audubon Artists annual show. Gamblin Artists Color Materials Award
2013 Best Two-Dimensional Work, American Women Artists National Exhibition
2013  IN STILLNESS/IN MOTION solo show
2013 Sonoma Plein Air
2013 First Place, Pacific Northwest Plein Air (Becky Joy, Juror)
2013 First Place, Cityscape, First Annual Eugene Paint-out (Eric Jacobsen, juror)
2013  First Place, Honorable Mention, and People's Choice Award, Carmel Art Festival (Calvin Liang, juror)
2012  Best Western award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air (Randall Sexton, juror)
2012, 2014  Portland Art Museum Invitational Plein Air Paint Out
2012  Solo Show, Shaffer Fine Arts Gallery
2006-2014 Instructors' Show, Multnomah Arts Center
2010 Group Show, Walters Cultural Arts Center
2009  Second Place, Broderick Gallery's show "Unexpected Beauty: Street Views"
2001, 2002. 2003, 2004 Audubon Artists Annual Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
 
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