No. 47 (seated figure)
Still Life With Blue Cup

About the Artist


Paris-born, Oregon-based artist Aimee Erickson is an oil painter in the realist tradition. Trained as an illustrator, she has a BFA in Visual Communication Design; her paintings are characterized by strong design, color, and brushwork, and have won many awards. She has studied with Sherrie McGraw, Burton Silverman, and Joseph Paquet, and is the first woman artist to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait, that of Barbara Roberts in 1997. Her workshop offerings include color theory for painters, plein-air painting, and studio painting.


2016 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational (October)

2016 Second Place & Best Water, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 

2016 Best of Show, Just Plein Fun, Balboa Island, California

2016 End-of-Residency Solo Exhibition, University Club of Portland

2016 Still Life Honorable Mention, OPA National Exhibition, Dallas TX

2016 5th Place, OPA's Best Little Paint-out in Texas

2016 University Club of Portland Artist-in-Residence Alumni Showcase

2016 Mid-Residency Solo Show, University Club of Portland

2016 "All Along the Sierra" Juried Show at Epperson Gallery

2016 "Less is More" LPAPA at Forest & Ocean Gallery

2015 "Inspired by Sorolla" LPAPA at Forest & Ocean Gallery

2015 "LPAPA After Dark," Forest & Ocean Gallery

2015 "Recent Paintings" solo show at Brian Marki Fine Art

2015 "Instructors' Show" Multnomah Arts Center

2015 Strada Award, Laguna Beach Plein Air

2015 OPA National Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine FL

2015 Sonoma Plein Air

2015 Mendocino Open Paint Out, Celebrity Guest Artist

2015 Door County Plein Air

2015  OPA Western Regional Exhibition

2015 "Where in the World is Plein Air" online national paint-out

2015 "Six by Nine Sale," Portrait Society of America invitational show

2015 "Everyday Taste of Plein Air" invitational show, Giustina Gallery at OSU

2015  Best QuickDraw and Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival

2015 "Aimee Erickson and Wayne McKenzie" at Nancy Dodds Gallery

2015 Honorable Mention, Kern County Plein Air

2014 Award of Excellence for Portraiture, Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2014 Award of Exceptional Merit, Portrait Society of America International Art of the Portrait Competition

2014 Gold Medal, First Annual International Juried Artists Guild Exhibition

2014 Best of Show, American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition

2014 Artists' Choice/Best of Show, Sonoma Plein Air

2014 First Place, Carmel Art Festival

2014 Salmagundi Masters Exhibition, New York, NY

2014 First Place, Emerging Plein Air Artists Spring 2014 Contest

2014 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition

2014 Second Place, Pacific Northwest Plein Air

2013 Audubon Artists annual show. Gamblin Artists Color Materials Award

2013 Best Two-Dimensional Work, American Women Artists National Exhibition

2013  IN STILLNESS/IN MOTION solo show

2013 Sonoma Plein Air

2013 First Place, Pacific Northwest Plein Air (Becky Joy, Juror)

2013 First Place, Cityscape, First Annual Eugene Paint-out (Eric Jacobsen, juror)

2013  First Place, Honorable Mention, and People's Choice Award, Carmel Art Festival (Calvin Liang, juror)

2012  Best Western award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air (Randall Sexton, juror)

2012, 2014  Portland Art Museum Invitational Plein Air Paint Out

2012  Solo Show, Shaffer Fine Arts Gallery

2006-2014 Instructors' Show, Multnomah Arts Center

2010 Group Show, Walters Cultural Arts Center

2009  Second Place, Broderick Gallery's show "Unexpected Beauty: Street Views"

2001, 2002. 2003, 2004 Audubon Artists Annual Exhibitions, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY