Piece description from the artist
This painting was inspired by the institution of the urban growth boundary and its relationship to the rural areas.
Erica Melville Castle has been painting since she was six years old and took her first art class at a local art museum. The class inspired her to continue to develop her artistic skill throughout her youth and college years. Ultimately, she pursued a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, which she completed in 2008. Today she works primarily in oil on canvas and enjoys drawing with ink or "gouache":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouache on paper.
Erica Melville’s paintings are vivid abstractions based on landscapes and cityscapes. She utilizes elements from both the natural and the man-made environment to produce a colorful, imagined world that is full of beauty. Erica’s work is joyful and edgy at the same time.