Erika Cholich

​       Fine Artist

Erika works in oils direct from life.  She often uses limited colour palettes and applies the paint with brushes and knives. Her current body of work uses predominantly the still life genre to explore colour relationships and storytelling. Also, she continuously includes portrait and figure life drawing in her practice.  
Erika studied under American artist, Shirley Aley Cambell. She has many influences but is most excited by the Russian Social Realist painters and some of the following Socialist Realist painters who despite extreme repression, found expressive ways to breathe life into rather ordinary subject matter. It is an area of Art history where information in the English language has only recently become available. 
2011 Master of Arts in Art Education
       Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Ohio, USA
2011 Recipient of the Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship, Cleveland Ohio, USA
2016 Hunter’s Hill Finalist, NSW, Australia
2017 Exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society, NSW, Australia