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Erica Castle
Vergennes, VT

About the Artist

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-m…

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Night sail
Erica melville

Night Sail

By Erica Castle

Opal canopy
Erica melville

Opal Canopy

By Erica Castle

Pastoral
Erica melville

Pastoral

By Erica Castle

Warm night
Erica melville

Warm Night

By Erica Castle

Industrial 2
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Industrial

By Erica Castle

Rural boundary
Erica melville

Rural Boundary

By Erica Castle

Cloud field
Erica melville

Cloud Field

By Erica Castle

Selected Exhibitions

  • The Mill Gallery
    Honeoye Falls, NY, 2011
  • Mt Hood Community College
    Gresham, OR, 2011
  • Lower Columbia College
    Longview, WA, 2011
  • Aaron Gallery
    Washington, DC, 2009
  • Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, NJ, 2008

Education

  • Rutgers Univeristy, MFA Painting
    New Brunswick, NY,2008 
  • Brandeis University, Post-Bacc Certificate
    Waltham, MA,2006 
  • Brandeis University, BA Studio Art, BA Economics
    Waltham, MA,2004