Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Studio Eriksdotter [and a giveaway]

Erica  from Studio Eriksdotter is an incredible talented artist. I love love every single one of her painting. When she contacted me I was really excited because I had been loving her creations for a while. I'm really excited to be hosting this giveaway and sharing with all of you a bit more about Erica and her work.


Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?
I was born and raised in Sweden and started painting very early. I remember getting my first easel at the age of seven or finishing water color pieces while on the phone with my girlfriends in my teens. I don’t really know how it started, it’s just has always been a big part of my life.

At 20, I moved to the U.S. to continue my studies and continued to paint. As I continued to evolve as an artist and trough today, I work predominantly in acrylics but do detailed watercolors for a client in interior design.


Who or what inspires you?
My grandfather was one of those people blessed with both a very intellectual side and a very creative side. He was brilliant and I was very inspired by his talent growing up. He taught me a few advice and tips here and there and it is very much thanks to him I sold my first painting at the age of 10. Just having a role model to look up to is almost enough some times. I just wish he could have passed on his math skills as well!

Nature is a huge inspiration for me! English or cottage style gardens, birds sing and being one with nature is a must for me. Same with traveling – I’m never satisfied. Other things that inspire me to be creative is beautiful architecture, museums, interior design, fashion, beautiful written words and stories, history and of course, other artists, like Georgia O’Keeffe and my husband’s photography.


What are your aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
I hope to continue to inspire and make people and homes happy with my art. I’d love to paint to the views of the Eiffel tower or the lavender fields in France, the Amalfi coast in Italy, and the rolling hills of England and Ireland. As a child, I always brought my watercolors with me when we traveled in Europe and I'd love to return to paint for clients or for a show. Selling lots of art and have my own gallery show would be a dream come true and I love dreaming big.



Love it? Would you like to have some of her stationery? Well here is your chance to win a set of 5 mixed note cards to send to your loved ones. 

 How to win?
 Giveaway open to followers of A Diary of Lovely (new and old). Go and check out her work at Studio Eriksdotter  and let me know what you love most.
Extra entries
* Become a fan of Erica's Facebook page
* Tweet, blog or post a link on Facebook about the giveaway (@adiaryoflovely if you tweet)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry :)
A winner will be randomly picked next Tuesday
Good Luck xoxo


All photos by Casey Collings, Erica's husband

38 comments:

  1. I am a follower already, lovely interview and giveaway!

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  2. The summer morning cards are gorgeous!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  3. The Sunny Daisy caught my eye but all of her artwork are beautiful!:D

    Thank you for featuring this artist!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  4. Her work is so pretty! Great interview.

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  5. Lovely, lovely work - especially the tulip - so unique! i love reading about artists and where they get their inspiration...thx for sharing :)

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  6. Her work is just stunning!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. I am loving the Sunflower stationary!!!!

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  8. I follow and my favorite thing is the Gray Leaf acrylic.

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  9. I love the closed tulip III. So pretty!

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  10. Beautiful ~ count me in! I love the Sunflower! xo

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  11. Wow! Her work is stunning! The colors are so vibrant!

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  12. loving her designs...sunflower rising was one of my faves...but they are all AMAZING!!

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  13. I like the sunflower and happy holiday notecards on Studio Eriksdotter! emilyfette@gmail.com

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  14. I tweeted about this giveaway! I'm @Fettbot.

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  15. I'm a fan of hers on Facebook!

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  17. I am already youur follower dear :)
    Sweet blog :)

    i love Road watercolor :)
    Combination of color is pretty and fresh.
    Is it from imagination or inspired by some place? :)

    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

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  18. i already like your Fb name pinta lizti irene

    :)

    good luck everyone :)

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  19. I love Erica and her work...Great giveaway! Yuppie!
    Kisses,sweetie

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  20. Thanks for stopping by darling!
    Great works and giveaway!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  21. Lovely!!!! Love the artwork and the artist!!!

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  22. Well, your blog certainly is LOVELY! I came over from your comment on Trish's blog, and am just so happy to have found you! What a wonderful post!

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  24. Her work is gorgeous--such vibrant colours! Love the Petals in Gray Sky, Petals in Golden Sky and Purple Glory.

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  25. Wow...amazing work! I adore the vibrant colors :)

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  26. Lovely! Please count me in for certain :)

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  27. Oh yes I'm a huge fan of her work! Love the Road. And you know I'm a follower honey :)

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  28. Tweet tweet :)

    http://twitter.com/altdawn/statuses/18458060866

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  29. She is just amazing. I love her use of colours! Beautiful works!

    Hello Daisy would have to be my fave although it's so hard to pick!

    I'm a follower :)

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  30. Nice giveaway, Helena! I looked through her website just now and my favorite is her Birds painting! I love parrots! Very colorful and full of life!
    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

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  31. The tulip stationary is lovely! Thanks dear Helena!

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