Art Gallery

Welcome!

 My art work is for sale through an online store called Red Bubble.

Click here to visit my Art Store.

If you see a painting that you like that is not in the store, please email me at erikahastings@gmail.com and I will add it for you. Original art work is not currently available for sale.

To read about the story behind each painting, click on the title.

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Nurturing Creativity

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

On the cover of an e-book by Renee Tougas from FIMBY, entitled:

“Nurturing Creativity: A Guide for Busy Moms”

Prints available HERE

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Building a Snowman

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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If My House Were a Bathtub

 Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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If My House Were a Couch

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Mama Bear

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Grandma and Baby

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Sleeping Cat and Baby

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Pregnantly Waiting

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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The Artificial Womb: Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Breastfeeding a Toddler

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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It’s Snowing!

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Homeschooling

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

Close up of just the family – prints available HERE

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Flying Free

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Fiona’s Baby Book

Watercolor, 4″ x 6″

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Love Grows Here

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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King of the Sandcastle

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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The Garden of God: A Miscarriage Painting

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Camera

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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Halloween Jack-o-lantern

 Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Nose Kiss

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Baby-Wearing

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Baby Wearing

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Mama Hugs

Watercolor, 5″ x 7″

Prints available HERE

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Love Birds

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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Breastfeeding

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Baby Love

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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My Little Skunk

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Nesting

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Finding Balance

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Peaceful Pregnancy

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

Close up of just the family – prints available HERE

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Siblings Bonding

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Supported

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Quiet Time

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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Angry Mom: Don’t yell over spilled milk!,

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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Petting Zoo

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Prints available HERE

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Mud Puddle

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

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Seagull over Vancouver

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

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Sleeping in the Garden

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

Prints available HERE

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Ruhiyyih Khanum

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

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Garifuna Great-Grandmother

Acrylic, 36″ x 48″

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Shrine of the Bab

Acrylic, 36″ x 48″

Prints available HERE

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Awe

Acrylic, 9″ x 12″

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Night View of the Arc

Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

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Zen Calligraphy

Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

Prints available HERE

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Mexican Man in a Boat

Acrylic, 36″ x 48″

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Floating Lotus Temple

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

Prints available HERE

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Shrine of Baha’u’llah

Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

Prints available HERE

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Mexican Cowboy

Acrylic, 36″ x 48″

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Sacred Music

Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

Prints available HERE

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Encouragement

Acrylic, 9″ x 10″

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Bullfighter

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

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The Kiss

Acrylic, 36″ x 36″

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Killing Godzilla with Love

Acrylic, 24″ x 30″

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Butterfly Transformation

Acrylic, 9″ x 10″

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Prayer Beads

Acrylic, 16″ x 20″

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Under the Sea

Acrylic 20″x 30″

72 thoughts on “Art Gallery

  1. ur work is amazing but please put up more of ur mosiac work on here. i am 17 and i did i mosiac n i love it bt i am eager to do more i jst want sum mre ideas

  2. WOW. Color, color, color. oh, and Mexico did you good! ;) LOVE them all. I am still trying to decipher “The Kiss”, but my favorite is: “Baby Love”, plus the 2 hues of yellow in the hair make it so neat! :)

    You should illustrate books on the side, if you have not done so already. Thank you for the inspiration on the felt animals, too. I am going to create a “Little Mermaid” theme and cannot wait to get started tomorrow. Peace from Moncton, New Brunswick! :) Love, Jessica

    paixpoetique@hotmail.com

  3. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You just made my whole day! What a great compliment!

    “The Kiss” is an overlapping picture of two snails “kissing” and two elephants “kissing” (with their trunks wrapped around it each other).

    Ever since we watched “Dora saves the Mermaids” last week, my kids have been a little obsessed with mermaids as well. That would be fun to make them as felt dolls. Thanks for giving me some inspiration too!

    Erika

  4. Dear Erika,
    I have sent you email few minutes ago but I cannot leave ýour page without telling how much I LOVE your work, full of positive colours … I truly see that your inspiration comes from prayers and meditation… LOVE IT!

    Actually no idea how, but your picture “metamorphosis” appeared on our local invitation for musical fireside…

    all the best,
    Darina

  5. Thank you, Darina! The painting, Metamorphosis, was on the cover of the CD that my community made for us all to learn the songs that we use for the musical firesides. I suppose the CD has made its way over to you somehow as well. My kids LOVE listening to it.

    Warmly,
    Erika

  6. we need to get together erika…i have three children’s books projects that i have shelved, partly because i was concerned about the illustrator they would be paired with. *grin* perhaps we can contrive a self-publish arrangement. *wink*

    i’d also love to chat with you about birthday cards for my infant massage class participants. oooh, maybe you can design a logo for me! *lol*

    in otherwords…it’s all stunningly beautiful! i am absolutely awed!

  7. Hi Erica,
    I was searching for some seagull images to finish off a kombi/surfboard/beach painting I’m doing, came across your ‘Seagull’. It’s captivating! Wonderful use of colours… is it for sale still?
    Regards Myra

  8. Thank you so much, Myra! The painting is still available, but I am on a “Baby Break” from art sales for a while. I will let you know when I resume my art sales in the future, if you are interested.

    All the best, Erika

  9. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! (massage for families)

    Of course, your emails always make my day, but this one especially! What amazingly encouraging comments! So you might have to keep the books on the shelf for a few more years until my little ones get a bit older (and I’m sleeping through the night), but I would definitely love to do it! I actually have a children’s book that I wrote last year as well. I realized that i knew nothing about illustrating children’s books, so I decided over these next few years to practice and try to learn as much as I can so that when the time comes (when my kids get older), I will be ready to dive in.

    The logos and birthday cards would be fun though.

  10. I found your website while looking for wheat-free recipes. I absolutely LOVE your artwork! I think the skunk was my favorite but they are all so great it’s hard to pick a favorite. Thank you so much for sharing your art, faith, and recipes with the rest of the world!

  11. Just came across your website while searching for rice flour recipes. I found out that my daughter has a wheat allergy so i have to learn how to make lots of things with rice flour. Congratulations on your newborn, my youngest is about to turn 9 months old on the 4th of February. I have 5 children myself 6 when we count in my husbands Daughter. Looking forward to making my first attempt of making bread and using the bread machine. I will let you know how it turns out.

  12. I forgot to mention that I like the nesting painting. I always liked using the watercolors in art class when I was in High School.

  13. I really liked your work, I think I like the skunk the best but it was lovely to see Baha’i subjects treated with such joy and vigor. I’m a teacher of religious education and I have found it incresingly hard to obtain Baha’i posters that I can use in school but your work is super!!

  14. Thank you so much for your comments! I’m thinking about doing some more black and white paintings for a couple of new books that my dad is working on (http:dreamsforpeace.wordpress.com). Hope you enjoy the recipes as well!

  15. Dear Erika,

    Your talent and artwork is …

    SPLENDIFEROUS! …

    That’s magnificent!!

    Not sure how I stumbled upon your site, but I’m certainly glad I did.

    Squeeze the juice out of life!

    MELANIE KISSELL

  16. love your website and your art. love your therapeutic and holistic view.

    I work with children who are disabled, so I found some great ideas.

    blessings, vee (Colorado, U.S.

  17. Your works in acrylic are just amazing. I love your diverse subjects and the way you use colors. Thank you sharing your gift with the world!

  18. Your illustrations are charming. I found your site through a google search, looking for images of birds. I was surprised and delighted to find your Bahai images. Keep up the great work. Let me know when you start making prints again. I also did a series of paintings after my pilgrimage, but have not yet made prints. maybe we could do a trade? print for print? I will try to get them uploaded.

    Jeannie (massachusetts)

  19. They’re all so wonderful. ‘Awe’ reached out and touched my core… you’re blessed with a special talent… so glad you’re willing to share it.

  20. Wow, Erika!!!! You have been given an amazing gift!!! Your art is gorgeous!!!! And so are your precious little ones! peace, jillian

  21. Hi, Erika, I stumbled on your site while searching for a rice bread recipe for my new bread machine. Then I discovered your art, which is simply inspiring and full of love. I am attracted to the vibrant, bold colors and I especially enjoy the fun, child themed works. Being a mom suits you. Bravo for keeping your boundaries and priorities in balance!

  22. Hi Erika I’m from Puerto Rico and I was looking for an image for my breastfeeding talk, when I found your site. Your art is full of love and meaning. Could I use the breastfeeding paint on my flyer? Thanks, and keep the good work.

    Ciao!

  23. You wrote that your parents are in Malaysia! I’m from Penang, Malaysia. Just chanced upon your blog when I was looking for Ayyam-i-Ha ideas. What an amazing blog you have (and your sister’s, too!)

    Keep up the great work. It’s a source of insipration for many I am sure!

  24. Wow! Found your blog while I was cruising the internet looking for Baha’i Blogs. What great artwork you do! I really love the bright colors. I live in the Seattle area, so not too far away. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!
    -Tammy

  25. I was searching for images of the Shrine of Baha’u’llah and came across your site! Your work is most enjoyable!! Thanks for sharing – I always love to see Baha’is celebrating their faith through art! Thanks so much.
    Tonya – Memphis TN

  26. Erika your paintings are so beautiful, they embody joy and fun and peace and all things wonderful. ‘nose kiss’, ‘mama hugs’, ‘peaceful pregnancy’ and ‘baby love’ express exactly how i felt about my own pregnancies and kids. .. They’re also exactly the style I’ve been dreaming of to illustrate a series of poems I wrote :-)

    I love ‘Shrine of the Bab’ too.

    I’m definitely going to check back in regularly to see your beautiful work, they’ve made my day today!

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  29. I love your artwork, particularly the “parenting reflections”. I stumbled on your work, whilst looking for some babywearing images for a playgroup I run. Just wonderful and art that most parents could relate to! Thank you for the images and thank you for sharing. It’s great to see so many lovely family-focused pieces :). The pregnancy, breastfeeding, sibling … oh all of it! Love it!

  30. Hi Erika,

    My beloved grandmother who was killed by a drunk driver in 1996 was also a Baha’i and an artist and a mother of 5 children. I found your blog when searching for “finding beauty.” I definitely found it in your artwork and the peaceful style of your writing. Would love to purchase some of your work when you are selling again. Sleep baby, sleep is my favorite among others. Thank you for sharing your gift and for the reminder of my grandmother today.

  31. Your blog is amazing. Your paintings inspired me to do many things. Also, your views on that how we should support and listen to the opinion of our children (of course not all of them) even if it was in the color of their rooms. I’ve decided to listen to them.

  32. Thank you, Aia! What a wonderful gift you are giving to your children. And somehow, oddly enough, the hot pink and bright red rooms have grown on me!

  33. What a comment!! Very informative… Looking for more posts like this!! Keep you the goodwork!
    Anyway thank you for this blog.

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  35. I am in love with the painting of the Garifuna Grandmother….I spent quite some time among the Garifuna on the island of Roatan and love these people. Would that painting be for sale by any chance? You have captured the true strength and beauty of this matrilinial group in the face of this woman! Where did you find her? You did a wonderful job with this!

  36. Hi Suki,

    Yes, I have a whole story that goes with the Garifuna grandmother. And I think you have motivated me to post it here on my blog. Unfortunately the painting is not for sale, it’s one of my husband’s favorites and won’t part with it. Check back in again and I will post the story of the Garifuna grandmother painting.

  37. Your blog came up when searching for mastitis treatments (I’m reluctant to take the antibiotics). I was struck by the things we seem to have in common — my name is Erin, I have three kids (girl 6, boy 3, baby girl) and I’m an artist who sees art as an expression of worship. You’ve found much more balance than I have in making time for art and blogging, though! I enjoyed seeing your work and solution of doing smaller pieces. Best wishes to you and your family.

  38. That is a great coincidence. The balance is thing is always, well, a balance, and a lot of times it tips in favor of the kids. One day it will tip back again. I guess what I’ve come to realize is that there is no rush. One day the kids will grow up and I’ll have more time. Right? Right? (I hope).

  39. WOW!!! I want every single piece hanging in my home… Just amazing… I just did my bedroom in bright colour, and any one of your pieces would be a perfect fit. <3

  40. Hi Natalia. You are welcome to use my images on your blog. Right click “save as” and it will probably go to your downloads file. Then on your blog you click “upload image” and chose the image from you download file on your computer.

    Could you send me a link when you’re done? I’d love to see it.

    Warmly,
    Erika

  41. They are pretty cool but I think that they show too much have your children seen these?

  42. Hi Erika, I used to live in the Vancouver area, I’ve met you a few times. I now reside in Australia. Wow!!! I just have to say I LOVE your art work. It’s so inspirational and full of life. The vibrant colours would look great anywhere from a living room or an art gallery.
    Please continue doing what you do, what an inspiration.

  43. Эрика, здравствуйте!!! Я случайно попала на ваш сайт. Очень рада этому. Ваши работы о многом говорят. Вы молодец!!!!

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  45. Wow! Have you ever thought about illustrating and or writing Baha’i children’s books? I wish there were more out there for preschool and kindergarten aged kids…. on the life of Abdu’l Baha (short illustrative stories) and a wished there was a series on virtues for toddlers and very young children ie. acts of Service, what is responsibility, courtesy. Your illustrations are so vibrant and accessible!

    Kiely Russell
    San Diego Baha’i Community
    Mother of 2 year old son

    PS I wanted to learn more from you about constructing FELT posters. I have a toddler Baha’i class and we are doing virtues and I wanted to make a virtues tree…”…make me into a fruitful tree” at the bottom. A huge bare tree in the middle with buttons to hang one ornament representing a virtue (per Baha’i month) they learned and at the top their name …ie Ruby’s virtues. (DImensions 20″ by 24″ rectangle with tree in the middle) the virtues would be written on the ornaments with glitter glue….or something (formative idea…new to felt). Michael’s craft store doesn’t teach felt crafts…so I’m improvising.
    What kind of glue do you use? Do you sew on the various images?

  46. Hi Kiely,
    So nice to hear from you! I have, in fact, been thinking about writing and illustrating children’s books. Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement!

    The felt posters are a lot of fun to make and really quite easy. I buy all of my felt from the dollar stores (they usually have 3 sheets for $1.00) and the glue I use is cheap craft glue.

    Basically what I do is sketch out my idea on paper and then, if it’s a simple design I will just get the idea of the shape and cut it out. If it’s a complicated design I will cut out the paper, then pin it on the felt and cut out around it. Then I glue on whatever little bits I want. Make sure to press it on firmly and let it dry over night otherwise it will fall off.

    I use felt people and animals a lot for storytelling in Baha’i class with the Ruhi Book 3 stories. The kids love it.

    Good luck!
    Warmly,
    Erika

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