Upcoming Shows

New Work

Landscapes and Still Life’s in Oil

Light on The Path XI, 48”x48”oil on canvas, Erin Lee Gafill

January 3 – January 31 2020

Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm Friday January 3

River Gallery, Bluff Arts District, Chattanooga, Tennessee

(423) 682-1287

Free Admission


10 to 5 Monday through Saturday

1 to 5 pm Sunday

And by appointment

River Gallery

600 East Second Street

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Where The River Meets the Sea, 60”x48”, oil on canvas, Erin Lee Gafill

I’m thrilled to be returning to Chattanooga Tennessee with new landscapes, dreamscapes, and still life’s.

These new oil paintings celebrate the beauty of color and atmospheric light. I am particularly intrigued by the relationship between the sky and the water these days. As above, so below. The natural world offers endless inspiration.

My still life’s celebrate the beauty of the ordinary and every day. For me, home is truly where the heart is. Sitting down to paint a corner of my home, objects from my travels or fruit from the orchard below my house, is a source is comfort, peace, and quiet joy.

And it is a delight to show with the two other features artists, ceramicist Richard Aerni and oil/pastel artist Bill Suttles.

We are all, in our own way, colorists and our work complements each other.

This show runs through the end of January.

Next up in 2020:

Still Life: Three Ways with Mark Farina and Gerard Martin at the Carmel Art Association, Carmel, California, May 2020

Stay tuned for more details and images.


Color Duet with Kaffe Fassett

May 14-August 23, 2020

Special Members Opening May 14 with both Kaffe and myself present

Color Duet features still life paintings from a decade of stolen weeks inspired by the objects, textiles, and patterns of home. Kaffe and I both grew up in Big Sur and have deep familial roots in California going back to the gold rush years. More currently, though, we share an upbringing at Nepenthe, in Big Sur, and the inspiration of the place and its people.

The exhibition will give visitors a rare peak into the studio, with objects of art and utility, heirloom textiles and paintings, and creations in various mediums that express our creative lives beyond the easel.

We will be gathering together textiles, garments, furnishing, paintings, and more to set the stage.

Workshops and artful experiences for museum-goers will be offered at the Museum throughout the run of exhibition. Stay tuned for more details!

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California.

Past Shows

June 5 – July 3, 2019
Opening Reception – June 8, 5 pm
Carmel Art Association

The Art of Now

New work, Abstracted Landscapes and Intimate Still Lifes

Where the River Meets the Sea by Erin Lee Gafill
Where the River Meets the Sea 48″ x 60″ by Erin Lee Gafill

For a print or e-catalog, please email me at erinleegafill@yahoo.com

Ongoing Shows


New works in oil.

California Landscapes, atmospheric dreamscapes, and colorful still life’s

December 7-December 28 2019
Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery

535 Julia Street New Orleans, Louisiana