About Me

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Hello and thank you so much for visiting my website!


As you could probably guess, my name is Erica. I am a wildlife, landscape, and action photographer and an acrylic painter located in Phoenix, AZ. Since I have discussed my photography and painting journeys on their respective pages, I will not do so again here. Instead, I will use the About Me section to, well, tell you more about myself!

I grew up in south central Pennsylvania, but I have also lived in North Carolina, Missouri, and Scotland. I like to move around a bit. There is so much to see and experience on Earth! My plan was to move to Malaga, Spain in a year or two, but COVID may be changing that. I may choose to live in Hawaii or the U.S. Virgin Islands for a couple years before moving to Spain. I am not sure yet. I do know that I want to live near a crystal clear ocean!

Personality wise, I am basically a mix between a grumpy, old man and an overly excited toddler. I prefer to be by myself and love my word games, but I also sleep on dinosaur and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sheets! When I discuss my interests, I totally get wide-eyed and excited! My bedroom is filled with cartoon characters and animals. The only way you can tell an adult lives there is by the plethora of true crime books.

When it comes to pets, I am not a dog or cat person. I have an absolutely adorable Russian tortoise named Herbert! Herbert is my favorite living being on Earth! She will be six in August. He is a perfect mix of sassy and passive-aggressive. Also, no, your eyes are not deceiving you. I use he and she when referring to Herbert because her sex is currently unknown due to his young age. Please enjoy some ridiculously cute photographs of my favorite!

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed your little peek into the world according to Erica. Now back to business: Please check out my shop for all available paintings and photographs for purchase! I am available for painting commissions and to hire for photography jobs!

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The wilderness must be explored!