These three paintings came from different moments in time in the last few years. Each one is distinct, but they also are so clearly Erin Lee Gafill originals.
The paintings come from three collections that are mainly sold. These were in an exhibition through most of the pandemic, but have come back to the studio.
Tangerine, Cobalt Jar, Keeping their Distance – 16″ x 20″
Tangerine and Cobalt Jar, two of Erin’s classic subjects, painted in April, 2022, when we were all learning about keeping our distance.
In Grace – 24″ x 30″
In the summer of 2019, Erin was busy in the studio preparing for show for the Carmel Art Association. The subject for the show was abstracted lanscapes inspired by the atmosphere of the Big Sur Coast.
The tone of the show was a consistent muted palette, but one afternoon while Erin was painting, a different palette of colors demanded to be painted, and a group of brilliant paintings appeared. Needless to say, the color-story of the whole exhibition was altered.
China Pots with Flowers from the Garden – 20″ x 24″
Erin’s still life paintings are fresh and impetus. Her choices of compostion and lighting create beautiful paintings. This painting, China Pots with Flowers from the Garden is a beautiful example of Chinoiserie from her grandmother’s collection grouped with fresh flowers and citrus.