Erik's first love in the art world is painting.

Oils, Acrylics, Gauche, Ink, Watercolour, Aerosol, Pneumatic, Blood, Sweat and Tears.

He has created works utilizing each of these media and all of them.

He has painted portraits as large as 30 Feet and landscapes on a literal thumbnail.

But the most important thing he has done is to bring his love and knowledge of painting into his digital work. Creating darkly surreal, hauntingly engaging and often disturbing images that call dreams and nightmares into the familiar glow of light and pixels.

Erik has a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from the University of Oregon and lives in Eugene, OR with his Wife, Susan and Cat, Squeak.