The Artist

James Erickson

Since 2004, I have pursued a passion of the heart, photography. As I have refined my artistic techniques, I have become fascinated with creating images that have a painterly look, where the viewer is not sure if they are viewing a painting or a photograph.

My latest body of work embraces "Beautiful Italy." Whether in the romantic charm of Venice or the seaside villages of the Cinque Terre, the casual elegance of the Old World on Lake Como, the enchanting countryside of dreamy Tuscany, or the dramatic views along the Amalfi Coast, "Bella Italia" is found everywhere.

Intrigued by the vibrant colors of an oil or acrylic painting, I have found that using certain photographic techniques allows for deeper color saturation and a more balanced exposure of light. On some images, I create a more abstract rendering by softening the edges where objects meet which I refer to as "artistic expression". My artwork presentation is further enhanced by the use of textured canvas to produce fine art limited edition giclees, in addition to the matted print selections available.

I started my photography career realizing I wanted to share with others through my images the restorative value I found in connecting with nature. My photographic images of Nature, reflecting the beauty around us, include galleries for Nature’s Faces (wildlife) and landscape scenes of Seasonal Color or Flowing Water and Artistic Expression. I hope you become One with Nature.