Erica Just

Inspired by seasonal plant formations from seedling to seedhead as seen in an ever changing natural landscape of wastelands, hedgerows, allotments and some formal gardens. Read more –>

Erica Just is an artist, illustrator, paper maker and weaver who specialises in watercolour painting. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has work in Public and Private Collections.

Inspired by seasonal plant formations from seedling to seedhead as seen in an ever changing natural landscape of wastelands, hedgerows, allotments and some formal gardens.

Just watercolour paintings of grasses and natural forms are painted directly with the brush often working with “wet on wet” technique, and a combination of loose and fine details.

The composition of mark is observed by sitting, watching and taking time, whether to see how the sculptural shapes are formed on blades of grass from the rain, and then scorched by the sun, or a stalk broken and bent by a bird in search of a grain or a resting place. The paintings work singularly, in pairs or triptych, creating a panoramic view.