North Shore Meet an Artist: Erinn Nariss
North Shore artist Erinn Nariss is curious and energetic. Her personality is directly reflected in her artwork as she explores the relationship between the background and the subject. Filled with busy lines and shapes, the background vibrates against the subject, creating tension and visual interest.
Not only is Erinn’s artwork busy and exciting, but so is her life at the studio! Read her interview below with friend Danny Frownfelter and volunteer Amanda Duncan-Jones to learn more.
Amanda: What materials do you like to work with?
Erinn: Paper, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolors.
A: How long have you been making art?
E: Since I was a kid.
A: What types of images inspire you to create work?
E: Animals. I like animals. I like cats.
A: What projects are you currently working on?
E: A horse. A panda on the postcard mail swap.
A: Do you have other roles at the studio besides being art maker?
E: Prepare lunches. In drama on Fridays. Take walks with the other artists.
Drama group rehearsal for Alice in Wonderland play.
A: What do you like to do when you’re not at the studio?
D: How ‘bout your sister Courtney? You got a new house. Moved into a new house.
E: Moved far.
D: Closer to me! McDonalds. Erinn likes McDonalds. She likes cheeseburgers.
E: Shopping. Movies.
D: Erinn likes Miley Cyrus. She's Hannah Montana.
A: If you could not be an artist, what other job would you chose to do?
D: Erinn's sister Courtney is going to have a second baby.
E: It's a girl. I don’t know her name.
D & E: [giggling together]
A: What is your favorite thing about The Arts of Life?
E: I like Danny. Going on walks with Danny.
D: Thanks Erinn!
E: You're welcome Danny!
Erinn sketching a horse for her next piece.