Eric is a Realist Artist focusing on portraiture and enjoys painting because of the very colorful and expressive way it shows the subject. He started his formal academic studies in art with printmaking but recently switched to painting portraits to express the emotions on all of us and to connect with people. Eric enjoys learning everyone's story and talking with them. Eric graduated from University of Florida with a BFA in printmaking. He learned the various methods of printing such as lithography, etching and silk screen to name a few. After 9-11 he wanted to serve this great nation. In the Army Eric served 3 tours in Iraq and continued to stay in the Army for the next 21 years. He and his wife retired to North Georgia to be close to family and continue the "Art Bug" that started so long ago. Recently Eric has been studying portraiture with Seth Havercamp to continue his growth in painting. He recently attained recognition with his first place win for "Bo," a portrait he entered in the very prestigious Portrait Society of Atlanta fall juried competition. Eric continues to seek out that next portrait and continue building on his story, because everyone has a story.