Seattle Group Show

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My piece, Dinner Party, will be part of the Bountiful group show at the Ida Culver House Broadview in Seattle. It opens November 20th and stays up through early 2015. If you find yourself in the area try to stop by for a peek. If you are not in the area, don’t fret! You can purchase prints of this piece online.

dinner-party, drawing by erika rier

New Drawing: Glory, Glory


Glory, Glory; ink, watercolor marker, and graphite on paper; 12″ x 18″; 2014

This is another new piece which kind of continues this bender I’ve been on of battles between women, animal, and unidentifiable creatures. I feel like I’m working towards a larger, cohesive series of these but am still working out the visual story that seems to be unfolding. This piece is available as fine art prints and even mugs here.

New Illustration: 2015 Preserved Calendar


I just finished illustrating this 2015 year-at-a-glance wall calendar. You can get it printed as a poster or a fine art print unless you want a small version to keep near your desk, then you could get a postcard version. They are available through my RedBubble shop.

New Drawing: The Escape

The-Escape by erika rier

The Escape; ink, watercolor, and graphite; 23″ x 23″; 2014

Finished this larger piece and am excited to share this one. This is one of the larger drawings I’ve done and I feel like I really used a lot of the sketchbook work I’ve been doing to make this piece. You can purchase prints and such here.

Only 11 More to Go!

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Finished 2 more pieces in my series, The Moon is Always Female, in preparation for the Vision 20/20 show in Burien, WA. I’ve completed 9 pieces of 20 now. If you cannot make it to Burien you can pick up a print of the top piece here.

Postcards! Pictures!


First up, I just added monster postcards to my Etsy shop! Each set includes 5-cards covered with drawings from my sketchbook of all sorts of strange creatures. These cards are super SHINY. Only 3 sets for now so grab yours quickly!

And now, some pictures of the fam from a recent walk we took by the water.

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New Family Portrait


Above is a recently completed commissioned family portrait. It is done in ink & gouache with a bit of marker as well. The family sent me images as well as a comprehensive list of things the children like. I had soooo much fun creating this piece.

Tis the season to start ordering these portraits if you’d like to give a completed one as a gift for the holidays. I also can send you a gift certificate and then you can let the person you are giving it to decide exactly what they would like me to draw. You can order a variety of custom portraits from my etsy shop.