Erica and Angel. Photo: Discovery Wildlife Park

Hello, I’m Erica Neumann, a painter who finds inspiration in the untamed beauty of nature. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or an art collector, you’ve come to the right place!

I’m based near the majestic mountains of Alberta, where I find endless inspiration in the rugged landscapes and the creatures that call them home. I aim to capture the beauty and diversity of our wild spaces through my paintings, with the hope that they provide you with a personal connection to nature in your daily life.

This is an authentic photo of me and a bear called Angel. Photo: Discovery Wildlife Park

As a classically trained artist, I’ve honed my skills and learned the importance of design fundamentals and color theory while studying fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design. I’ve also obtained a diploma in interior design, which allows me to create paintings while considering them in the context of potential spaces, such as above a fireplace mantel.

My style is bold, abstract, and full of life. I’m especially inspired by animals, and I strive to capture their spirit and essence in my paintings. My unique approach to painting bears has earned me recognition from admirers and fellow artists alike.

My paintings have been featured in museums and galleries across Western Canada and the United States, including the prestigious Hockaday Museum’s exhibition “A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park 2018”. I’ve also participated in public installations and been published in books and magazines such as Home and Garden.

But it’s not just about the recognition for me. I’m passionate about giving back, and I support charities like UNICEF Water for Life and the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. I believe in using my art to make a positive impact on the world.

If you’re looking to bring a touch of the wild into your home or workspace, I’d love to work with you. My paintings are more than decorative pieces – they’re a reflection of my love for the natural world, and I hope they offer a peaceful respite from the stresses of modern life.

So whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to bring the beauty of the Rockies into your home, a wildlife lover searching for a piece that captures the spirit of your favorite animal, or an art collector seeking a unique and inspiring addition to your collection, I invite you to explore my work and discover the wonders of the natural world through my eyes. Let’s bring more of the wild into your space together!

My paintings are a dual celebration of both the beauty and unpredictability of the natural world and the paint itself.

Erica Neumann