Inspired by words from writer Hugh Prather, “Always a new painting, always a new me,” Erica Pang’s paintings are a celebration of her ever-evolving artistic expression.
Though art was always part of her life growing up, Erica struggled to find a fulfilling practice after graduating from Emily Carr University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. It was then she decided to embark on a year-long journey of self-discovery around the world with a backpack, a yoga mat and a set of paintbrushes.
After a reiki energy reading on the Big Island of Hawaii, she received a red flower from her healer. Though she had no idea what the intention on the flower was, Erica felt the need to paint the beauty of it. That one flower was what inspired Erica to paint again and was the beginning of an entirely new series and style of her paintings.