Mary Erickson - plein air landscapes, birds, coastal scenery, marsh, dunes, shorebirds

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"I approach a scene with the intention of not only recording the visual elements of it, but responding to the environment, and capturing that moment in time by being fully present. I believe the emotion of the landscape is distilled through the artist's experience, so it is often not a literal translation, but a filtered rendition of all five senses. I want the viewer to enjoy the peacefulness of a setting, or hear the excitement of crashing waves, smell the mud at low tide, or feel the cold wind through my art. I am searching for the truth in a scene, and when I find it and paint it, those senses and emotions all come through the brush and onto the canvas.

The love of the outdoors and birds has always been a part of my life. I remember as a child fishing with my Mom on opening day in the spring in Connecticut, the river gliding by with the music of the red-winged blackbirds song. As I get older, I appreciate more than ever the beauty that surrounds us.
I have painted many vistas, old buildings and boat shacks that are no longer there. Once wild, open spaces are now housing developments, and expansive marsh areas are now golf courses. I believe there will come a day when the only places we will be allowed a glimpse of true nature will be in the parks, preserves and conservancies that we set aside today.

I record what I see, and am passionate about the scenes I can immortalize on canvas. That is my work's importance."

Note: The artist's 39 acre residence in NC is slated to be left for future generations as a bird sanctuary and artists' retreat. Visit for more information.

Every Mary Erickson print edition includes a special edition of 100 prints used exclusively to raise funds for conservation, preservation, and educational organizations throughout the USA.


Latest Artwork
Recollections - barn by Mary Erickson (2) Click to view a larger image. Recollections  (2015)
8 x 12
oil on linen

Original Available 
Pledge Amt: 50%
to American Bird Conservancy  

Morning Mist - white Egret by Mary Erickson (2) Click to view a larger image. Morning Mist  (2016)
white Egret
24 x 14
canvas giclee reproduction

Ltd. Edition Available 
Pledge Amt: 60%
to American Bird Conservancy  

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Marshville, NC
USA 28103
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