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Paris-born, Oregon-based artist Aimee Erickson is an oil painter in the realist tradition. Trained as an illustrator, she has a BFA in Visual Communication Design; her paintings are characterized by strong design, color, and brushwork, and have won many awards. She has studied with Sherrie McGraw, Burton Silverman, and Joseph Paquet, and is the first woman artist to paint an Oregon gubernatorial portrait, that of Barbara Roberts in 1997. Her workshop offerings include color theory for painters, plein-air painting, and studio painting.