Eric has developed three distinct styles in his art, each in a different medium. When working in pencil he focuses on the realistic representation of his models. His latest series of drawings have been completed with 3H pencil, giving each work a softer, lighter tonal quality. This allows layers of texture to be built slowly and more convincingly.
His work in acrylic breaks the composition into its individual shapes and builds it back up as a collection of three dimensional forms creating an abstract composition in which the figure is less prominent than the formal elements that make up the figure.
When working with ink, Eric uses the element of line to represent his subjects. The smooth, undulating lines snake around the curves of the models, capturing their essence without overpowering the composition.
Excelling in art all through his education, Eric won several awards, including the George and Agnes Roy Award for best graduating artist. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as his Bachelor of Education from Brock University. Two of Eric's sculptures can be seen in the lobby of Wilfrid Laurier University's Library.
Eric is a visual arts teacher at the secondary school level. He teaches in the Halton District School Board.