Erin Blumer
Creative Works
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About

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I'm Erin, a fine artist living and working in St. Louis, Missouri. My primary medium is watercolor, which I love for its spontaneous, expressive qualities and range of color intensity.  I paint primarily from photos I take—some photos come from my back yard, and others from places like Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, or the Coromandel in New Zealand!

Stylistically, I enjoy an intersection between realism and abstraction—many of my paintings pair a realistic subject with elements where I allow the paint to run a little wild.  I focus mostly on natural themes, and I have a particular love of plants and landscapes.  In my work, I examine floral shapes up close, and much wider, sweeping vistas of trees and mountains. 

Nature is a gift, both inspiring and essential.  I hope that my work connects you with the natural world and brings you closer to the beauty of our planet.

2019 Art Shows, Exhibitions, & Awards

March 2019: Webster Arts Open Theme Annual, Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, MO

2018 Art Shows, Exhibitions, & Awards

September 2018: St. Louis Watercolor Society Big Splash 2018, "You Asked Me in July,” First Place, Norton’s Fine Art & Framing in St. Louis, MO

May 2018: Paint St. Louis Plein Air Paintout, Queeny Park in  St. Louis, MO

May 2018: Paint Webster Plein Air Event & Show, "Garden of Eden," Mayor's Choice Award, Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, MO

April 2018: St. Louis Watercolor Society 19th Annual Juried Show, Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles, MO

March 2018: Webster Arts Small Works IX, Webster Groves Public Library

2017 Art Shows, Exhibitions, & Awards

December 2017: 33December 2017 - MySLArt, "Heirloom Irises," Best of Show, The Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves, MO

December 2017: 3rd Annual MANYmini Extravartganza: A Fine Art Homage To A Lot Of Littles, OA Gallery in Kirkwood, MO

October 2017: 2017 Wildwood Plein Air, "Indian Summer," Honorable Mention, City Hall in Wildwood, MO

October 2017: St. Louis Watercolor Society Big Splash 2017, Creative Space in St. Louis, MO

May 2017: Paint Webster 2017 Plein Air Event & Show, The Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves, MO

April 2017: St. Louis Watercolor Society 18th Annual Juried Show, Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles, MO

Gallery Representation

Grafica Fine Art
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63119

Art Associations

Communications Committee Chair, Board of Governors Member, and Founding Member of the Heartland Art Club

Signature Member of the St. Louis Watercolor Society

Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society

Education

BSBA, University of Missouri St. Louis, 2014
BFA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010