orange hat  acrylic on board  8in x 11in

orange hat

acrylic on board

8in x 11in


Erika Adkins creates two-dimensional works in both acrylic and encaustic. Her pieces rely on layering colors, textures, and meanings, often the result of multiple paintings on a single canvas.

As a third-generation artist, Erika grew up assuming everything can be viewed for its aesthetic merit. Recently her work has explored conflict: between humans and the environment, between her dogs, or between history and individuals. Her current subject matter focus is on the presence, flight, and symbolism of crows.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA and now based in Half Moon Bay, CA, Erika holds a degree in Fine Art from Yale University and an MBA from the Leavey School of Business. She has spent the last 20 years working in Tech, while keeping her “Batman” art life alive and well. Comfortable with her duality, she enjoys helping teams achieve balance by combining initiative and discipline with creativity and flexibility.