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Artist Erin Jones Graf


An example of fine art by Erin Jones Graf

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.erinjonesgraf.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $85.00 - $7,000.00
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Biography




   
Erin Jones Graf (b. 1982) is a fine art oil and pastel painter, living in Bozeman, MT.  Her work largely depicts the landscapes in which she grew up, surrounded by and where she lives currently.    She aims to convey the colors and harmonies within the landscapes that have always brought her peace, happiness, and an overwhelming appreciation for God’s creation.  Being raised on her family’s ranch, founded in 1908, in the very rural middle of Montana, Erin spent her days outside exploring the land, on her horse, and scavenging abandoned, crumbling buildings of homesteads and barns long forgotten.  Her roots stretch deep into that ground.
 
From the time Erin was nine-years-old, she knew she wanted to be an artist.  She grew up surrounded by the paintings of Claude P. Parsons, her great grandfather and in his time, a well-known California impressionist painter.  She would study his paintings, fascinated by the abstractness of color and brush marks from a nose length away and the believability of the piece from afar.   She made her own art space in the basement of the ranch house where she could create her own inspirations. 
 
Erin studied fine art at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, from 2001-2006 and received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Printmaking and also a Bachelors of K-12 Art Education.  She was awarded MSU’s Award of Excellence which is given to the top two graduating seniors in each department.  Erin also became a Division 1 All-American in the Heptathlon and after graduation began a career in coaching Track and Field at the university.  During her time coaching, and having two children with her husband Eugene, she continued her art and was largely self-taught in oil painting.  She was able to study under artists such as Marc Hanson, T.J. Cunningham, Joshua Claire, and Greg [...]

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