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Portrait Artist

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso

Erica Norwood was born and raised in Queens, New York. She has always been interested in art and has been painting portraits for seven years. Erica started painting while attending New York University as a Psychology major and went on to receive her Masters in Fine Arts from New York Academy of Art in 2006. Her unique style makes use of expressive paint strokes and bold colors. Erica was part of Period Gallery’s Contemporary VI Exhibition and has recently completed a book cover for “Thicker Than Blood” by M.A. Newhall.

"My ultimate goal as an artist is to convey emotion. To get behind the public face to the soul. I believe successful painting comes when all of the elements are working together to create a unified whole."