My name is Erik Railton, I’m 43 years old, and I’ve been painting for 18 years. I was raised in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I now live in Portland, Oregon with my wife and two sons.
While growing up on the Oregon coast I found myself spending time outside in nature. I love the color, texture and shapes of plants and other objects that I saw outdoors. I enjoy using abstract and realistic values in my paintings so that the viewer contemplates where the painting exists in the real world. The colors I choose often are simple but bold and graphic.
I have shown in gallery's in Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York.
2014 Everything Is Going To Be Okay, Albina Press
2011 Together Gallery
2009 Devotion, Local 35
2007 Linear, Stumptown
2006 Sundown, Local 35
2005 Seven Times Three, Okok Gallery
1999 Sleep, Dream, Divide, Pokerface
1999 Transparent, Hush Gallery
1998 Color, Zatoni Gallery
2013 Bakers Dozen, Grass Hut
2012 Reading Frenzy Benefit
2008 Family Quilt, Together Gallery
2008 Better Becoming, Olio United
2007 Wurstminster Dog Show, Wurst Gallery
2007 Move 15 Drawing Show, Cinders Gallery
2006 Seneca, Local 35
2006 Near And Far, Yes
2006 Calling All Cars, Pharmacy
2005 Vans On The Wall, Local 35
2000 Empire, Alberta Arts Gallery