I have loved painting practically my entire life. When I was 7 years old, I decided to turn part of our basement into my own art studio space. This part of our house–my “lair” as my siblings called it–was unfinished and did not have much natural light. To say the least, the space was not particularly visually inspiring. But in reflecting on my interests and striving to express myself through my current work, I realize now that I have those formative years spent next to the cobwebs and unfinished walls to thank as a main source of inspiration. Working in this space, I cultivated an interest in adding colors, light, and happy patterns in places where they do not naturally occur. This interest has stayed with me and has continued to inspire my work. Today, my main focus is grounded in similar themes: excavating light patterns, adding colors that the eye does not naturally see, and creating a harmony between similar forms and marks in order to elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary, with my ultimate mission being the pursuit and expression of joy.
In 2016, I graduated as a Presidential Scholar for the Visual Arts from Wake Forest University, where I majored in Studio Art and English and minored in Art History. In 2016, I graduated as a Presidential Scholar for the Visual Arts from Wake Forest University, where I majored in Studio Art and English and minored in Art History. (You can find some of my work from my senior Honor’s show under “previous work”). I currently work at the Goat Farm Creative Arts Center in Atlanta, and I love having visitors! Please contact me below if you want to stop by and see what I am working on, discuss a commission, or just say hi! And thank you for stopping by and checking out Erin Tapp Art! 🙂