Hi! I'm Erin. I decided to get rid of the stuffy third person bio and just tell you a little about myself.
I've been painting (mostly) portraits since 2008 and now have collectors around the world. I create artworks of my own design as well as custom paintings by commission. This is my full-time job and I am currently booked for over a year (my clients are awesome).
I've painted a mural for Senator Kamala Harris and Martha Stewart owns one of my paintings! Oh yeah, so does Ringo Starr...like of The Beatles! How wild is that?
I love textiles, plants, patterns and interior design, and these themes often make it into my oil paintings. For my personal work (what is available here), I actually build a set for the photo shoot to create a reference image, often handcrafting the items like rugs and wallpaper.
Summertime and travel are my favorite things, so you'll catch me enjoying one of the two if I'm not painting my fingers off in my studio.
The best place to check out my latest work is on my Instagram @fitzbomb
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Graduated Cum Laude
Vermont Studio Center
Marrie Walsh Sharpe Summer Program
Recent Highlights (until I update this part)
I created a two page spread for Hearst Publications, Airbnb Magazine.
I painted a Maasai tribe for AFAR Magazine.
Martha Stewart featured me on her personal Instagram page.
I'm featured in the first all female edition of Create Magazine.
I painted a mural for the presidential campaign headquarters of Kamala Harris in June of 2019.
I currently have a waitlist of over 50 commissions.
I showed the piece, Nicole, at Dacia Gallery in SoHo.
(Upcoming) My paintings will be featured in New American Paintings Issue #130
I'm currently planning a new body of work.
I am an awardee of an individual artist grant via the Maryland State Arts Council
I am in a group show, Jealously Curated, featuring artists showcased on the popular blog, The Jealous Curator, by sometimes Saatchi Art curator, Danielle Krysta.
Solo Exhibit featuring new works at Jordan Faye contemporary
My paintings are being featured larger-than-life as they have been selected to receive funding for ad space on an LED builboard in the Arts District in Baltimore, MD
I currently have paintings on exhibit at the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT curated by Andrew Russeth (Art Critic: New York Observer/Gallerist). See Andrew speak about my work and the exhibit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b3jeUkjGxQ#t=123 .
Three of my portraits are hanging in a group portrait show at Dacia Gallery in the Lower East Side NY, NY until July 7 2014.
I am excited to be able to share my portraits with the thousands of people who pass through Baltimore for the 2013 Maryland Film Festival. Exhibited in the festival's hub, The Charles Theater, my paintings will be seen by both moviegoers and those behind the films.
Later in the year (September/October) I will be revealing a brand new body of work in a solo exhibit tentatively titled, Welcome To The Jungle. These new, larger paintings will feature my models in staged settings of summer, lush palms and pools. Taking my inspiration from fashion spreads and some of my favorite activities, I question anonymity in the art of the portrait.
2015 Portraits Patterns Plants: New Workd by Erin Fitzpatrick, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2013 Erin Fitzpatrick Portraits, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2013 Baltimore Portrait, Maryland Film Festival 2013, Baltimore, Maryland
2012 Selected Paintings, Boys Latin, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 Baltimore Portrait: 20 Drawings, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 New Drawings, John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 EMANATION, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Art of the North East, Curator Andrew Russeth (Art Critic New York Observer), Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT
2014 51st Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana
2014 Second Biennial Regional Juried Exhibit, University of Maryland University College Conference Center Gallery, College Park, Maryland
2011 Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Exhibit, University of Maryland University College Conference Center Gallery, College Park, Maryland
2011 Baker Artist Exhibit (in collaboration with Baker Artist winner, Shodekeh), Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 Scapescape, G Spot, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 Artscape, John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 Mind, Body and Spirit, University of Maryland University College Conference Center Gallery, College Park, Maryland
2009 Illuminate, The Professional Arts Building, Baltimore, Maryland
2009 Portraits and Playgrounds, duo show with artist, Christopher Graham, Shine Collective, Baltimore, Maryland