Erin Pryor Gill is an artist currently living in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where she is inspired daily by the surrounding landscape and historic architecture. Erin grew up in Maryland, where her love for drawing began early. She still remembers the breakthrough that came at age four, when she tried to draw a person wearing overalls and realized that legs do not sprout directly from the chin, nor arms from the side of the head! Her subsequent artistic advances have often come after similar, albeit more sophisticated, observations of the world around her.
After two years at Alfred University, where she majored in painting and printmaking, Erin graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration. She worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for several years before taking a break to concentrate on her family. Erin and her husband have three young boys. In addition to pursuing her own artwork, Erin loves introducing her sons to the joy of painting and creating.
Erin is influenced by the work of great artists of the past, including the Group of Seven and the Pennsylvania Impressionists. Over the past few years she has gotten hooked on painting outdoors, in addition to studio work. She has been juried into a number of plein air events, including Plein Air Brandywine Valley and Paint Out Chadds Ford. She is on the board of the Lehigh Art Alliance, and is also a member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey and the Bethlehem Palette Club. She regularly exhibits with each organization, and has won multiple awards.