Erin Stagg is a self-taught acrylic painter, best known for her lively landscape paintings of the British Columbian landscape. Erin seeks to draw her viewers into the natural world and inspire them with its calming energy.Erin has been a full-time artist for 5 years and has studied under Gaye Adams and Lalita Hamill. She has also been teaching beginner acrylic painting for the past three years to hundreds of people. Erin’s art has been featured in the the 'Lifting the Sky' exhibition in Seattle, the ‘Other Worlds’ exhibition in Pope Mountain Arts, the Pretendium exhibition by Ridge Side Art, and in annual exhibitions at Books and Company.
As a Metis artist, Erin utilizes a lot of nature imagery in her art to convey her deep connection to the land.
“I grew up with the outdoors being my safe space. Now, I want to give other people a glimpse into the everyday beauty that you can find in our exceptional country.”As a young adult, Erin attended Thompson Rivers University where she studied physical geography and plant biology. She didn't believe that it was possible to create a career as an artist. It wasn’t until after graduation, when she had a job in her chosen field and found herself listless and unhappy, that she began to turn back to art.
In 2015, Erin began seriously pursuing art as a career and taking classes on creating an art business. In 2019 she was awarded the Top Indigenous Business by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and in 2020 she was announced as the 8th Artist in Residence for the Prince George Community Arts Council.
Today, her goal remains simple: to showcase the fantastic northern landscape in its magical splendour. Erin currently lives in Prince George, BC.
Erin's art is found in private collections internationally including: Ireland, Italy, UK and USA.
Erin believes in the power of supporting local businesses. Her paint is made in Vancouver and whenever possible, her prints, cards etc. are produced in downtown Prince George!
The best art starts with the best materials. Excellent paint and canvas results in a work of art that will stand the test of time.
Cheap paint fades. Cheap canvases warp. Even painting parties get treated with the best supplies.
Each year Erin makes donations to causes important to her including: environmental stewardship, animal rescue and art culture.