Canadian Artist of the month Erica Messing

I know I haven’t posted anything in quite awhile but I’ve been in the middle of a cross-country move and working without my trusty computer. Hopefully I’ll be up and running normally again in a short while. In the mean time I’d like to take this time to re-feature a painter from BC. I was recently given a piece or her art and absolutely love it. Her name is Erica Messing. You can see what she has to offer and read all about her at I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do. Here are just a few of her works.

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Canadian Artist of the Month…Erica Messing

This month’s artist was recommended to me by a friend. She lives right here in my home town of Victoria, BC.  I love the way she mixes her colours so that the rocks are blue instead of grey and how everything has a vibrance to it even the most stormy pieces. Here is a little bit about the artist.

Erica is  mostly self-taught; aside from a very informative couple of years in Jean Bachynski’s art classes in high school in Winnipeg, her art instruction consisted of absorbing whatever she could from her  talented and educated sisters, and from obsessively reading books and attending workshops.

Erica has dabbled in different painting media (watercolours, oils, ink), but loves acrylics for their versatility and the vibrant colours and textures which she uses to their full extent. If you would like to know more about Erica and view more art work, visit her website

Here are  just a few samples of paintings by Erica Messing.