Erin VZ

About the Artist

Erin VanderZanden

I recently graduated Central Washington University in December of 2021. At CWU I discovered some things about myself as an artist.

One thing being that I enjoy using bright colors in my work. I find that colors make whatever I’m working on much more fun to look at. It’s a fun challenge to use color to emphasize what I want people to look at. It’s also a fun challenge to have it not detract from what I want people to look at. It also fits with what I like to look at. I like imagery with high contrast, color is a great way to introduce contrast.

Another thing that I discovered about myself is I enjoy is implied movement. Implied movement is a great way to bring a sort of energy into a piece.