Come out and support former Austinite and All Saints attender, Erika Huddleston, who will host the Austin debut of her new body of work (painted onsite in Shoal Creek): “LANDSCAPE RECORDINGS: Shoal Creek Greenbelt: Maps + Paintings” at FLATBED Studio (02 West Gallery) this Friday from 6:30 to 9 pm.  See Erika’s beautiful new work, mingle, and have a glass of wine. For more info, visit her website or email Erika.

Learn more about Erika’s process and LANDSCAPE RECORDINGS: Shoal Creek Greenbelt: Maps + Paintings (from

My artwork is focused on the study of nature in urban settings.

I am interested in better understanding how the human experience of an urban park is affected by witnessing changing natural processes. Painting for long hours in park “urban wilderness” settings in cities around the world provides the means to stay on site for longer periods of time for analysis and observation beyond a brief site walk. Painting provides a complimentary data-collection counterpart to digital mappings of landscapes and is a tactic for recording temporal change which is traditionally considered difficult to depict in plan.

All work is painted life-size and drawn and painted as seen from a sitting position in the landscape– whether a small flower or large branches.