Erika Farkas is a self-taught visual artist originally from Transylvania, Romania, and calls Ottawa, Canada her home since the late 1980s. Although Erika never had any formal art training, artistic creativity has been always a big part of her life. She started exhibiting her figurative pencil drawings in 2013, and has won several awards with them in juried local and international art exhibitions in Ottawa and online. Later, she graduated to mixed media and acrylic painting, and recently she took up soft pastels because it appealed to her love of colour and gave her unlimited means to stretch the limits of visual expression. Erika is currently an active member of several art organization in Ottawa. She exhibits throughout the year in solo shows, in various juried and unjuried group shows, as well as in other artistic events in Ottawa and online. Her works can be found in private collections in North America and Europe. "After working with graphite and coloured pencils for some years, I was thrilled to discover the colourful and exciting world of pastels. I was able to achieve a much more sophisticated rendering of landscape and portrait backgrounds and able to add a foggy and a mistery element that is very hard to achieve with coloured pencils. I just love the brightness and intensity of soft pastel pigments. My landscapes can be as colourful with this incredible medium as nature itself. I am looking forward to paint many more wildlife, landscapes, and human portraits with soft pastels."

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Roses and Cherries, 16x12 Apples, 16x12 Burning Incense, 16x12 Good Morning, Sunflower!, 21x15 Homeward Bound, 16x14 Summer Joy, 12 x 16 Coming undone, 12 x 16 Winter fun, 21x15 Aromatherapy, 16x12 Wild, 16x12 True King, 12 x 16 Red Panda, 16x12 Tigers in the snow, 16 x 12 Out for a stroll, 16 x 12 Red Deer Family, 16x12 Goddess, 12 x 16 Waterfall, 16x21 Riverside in the Fall, 20x16 Sunset on the lake, 16 x 12 Poppies, 8X11 Magnolias, 16 x 12


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