Colleen Erickson was born in Fort Worth, TX and lives on Lake Weatherford, TX. She took Art in Junior High School in the 7th and 9th grade. She was strongly influenced by her 9th grade Art teacher, Evelyn Denton.
Her mother painted as a hobby and she and her Mom studied Saturday mornings with Josephine Mahaffey. She completed her education at Texas Christian University, majoring in secondary education with two teaching fields of Art and Computers.
After 3 years in the teaching profession, she left to work at General Dynamics. She retired in 2005 from LM Aero – FW as a System Engineer.
In 2001, a friend encouraged her to come to a meeting of the Society of Watercolor Artists. She enjoyed the meeting and became a member. She has been painting watercolors ever since.
Colleen has taken workshops with Ann Pember, Rob Erdle, Jerry Steagle, Frank Francese, Arne Westerman, Mark Mehaffey, Doug Prine, Martha Spurlock and studied with Soon Warren. She continues to read and study art. Her paintings are derived from photographs that she takes and include a wide range of subject matter. Painting portraits of her Grandchildren is her favorite subject matter.