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Explore color and composition using collage as a starting point for painting and further mixed-media work.
Create several small pieces to experiment with color composition, layout, gluing and connecting techniques, or create one larger piece. Generate new ideas and think deeply about color and composition through this fun, accessible medium. All levels.
California Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler is known for her bright tropical-colored works that employ a meticulous assemblage of found papers often bound together with looping brushstrokes. With both an abstract and graphic style, Wheeler's works are sometimes symbolic or whimsical, and play with ideas of nostalgia and visual memories in a narrative context. Erin both sources found materials and creates her own painted paper collage material to create densely layered paintings full of light and space.
Wheeler has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history from Beloit C ...
Wheeler has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history from Beloit College, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. Erin is represented by Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, California and her paintings have been licensed through West Elm and she has won multiple awards on Minted. She is the 2018-2019 Artist in Residence at the El Cerrito Recycling Center. Erin teaches art classes and workshops nationally and throughout the Bay Area. Find out more about her work through her website at erinmwheeler.com or follow her on Instagram @erinmwheeler.