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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Took a trip to Japan with my friend Kenji and his family. These are some of the art works produced from that trip.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ms. Erickson:

    I found your name on the Weatherford Art Association website. After looking at the association website I thought you might be interested in what we have going on at our store, The Neighborhood, on South Main.

    We have started to have a weekly Artisan Market on the grounds of the store. There are many artists in the Weatherford area who do not have an outlet for selling their art work. Each Saturday until December 22nd we are hosting interested artists at our location on South Main. For the registration fee of $18 we provide you with a space to set up a table and to market your artwork.

    We had our first Artisan Market this past Saturday and one of our artists sold more than 10 pieces of their work. Not bad for our first week. There has been interest in the Market from crafters, natural product producers in addition to traditional artists and jewelry makers.

    I am extending to you our invitation to be part of this project.

    After our last date in December we will begin preparing for our spring season and many more weeks of Artisan Markets to come.

    I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in joining us.


    David Dropkin

    The Neighborhood

    922 South Main Street

    Weatherford, TX 76086