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I want to create my own residency abroad and take my paintings, drawings, and inspiration to make a table book of my creative journey.

Hello! My name is Erika Lee Sears, and I'm an oil painter from Portland, Oregon. I want to create my own artist residency in Hong Kong for two weeks and, at the end of this artistic journey, publish a coffee table and iPad book of my paintings, drawings, and photos. Typically, an artist residency is where an artist visits a location to isolate themselves away from their typical environment. It allows the artist to have the gift of time to create based on entirely new creative influences!

I am a self taught artist who left the corporate world to paint full time about a year ago. I have been showing my work for four years in the Portland Metro area. I also have a blog that I write in every business day where I document my artistic journey and inspiration -- with a dash of real life! I want the table book to capture and convey my journey as an artist in traveling to Hong Kong, finding a studio space, discovering inspiration while I'm there, and producing a whole lot of art.

My medium is oil painting which is a lot different than typical painting in eastern culture because they use more of a minimalist approach. The concept of oil painting is painting in layers, which is the exact opposite of Chinese brush painting. My typical subject matter is urbanscapes and the people with in them.

I want to use this opportunity to create a series of oil paintings and drawings in order to be able to come back and edit and publish my first travel writing/art table book and have the book tell my story through artwork and photographs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about my vision!

To find out more about me: www.erikaleesears.com

Or visit my blog: www.atinyrocket.blogspot.com

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