A commitment to the water
Eric's work in Bay Fiber Studio and One Hundred Shores have made him a standout creative voice in two distinct niches.
His wildlife illustrations are an ongoing Chesapeake Bay field guide of sorts. As he explores rivers, shores, and open Chesapeake waters through winter and summer, he takes inspiration from the wildlife he encounters in the watershed. The vivid color and meticulous attention to detail draw viewers in for a closer look to answer the question “what am I looking at”?
He’s been the recipient of Creativity Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, and has had work supported by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, The National Folklife Festival, Maryland Traditions Program and more. He’s led workshops and given talks throughout the region, including through sponsored partnerships with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Southern Maryland Folklife Network.
As a touring fiber artist, Eric continues to garner acceptance into the most elite contemporary art shows in the United States. His work has been exhibited at the American Craft Council, Baltimore, Bethesda Row Art Fair, the National Art Fair in Naples, and the prestigious Coconut Grove in Miami. His work is now collected coast to coast, as more audiences continue to be drawn in by the singular aesthetic of his wildlife illustrations.