Was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1976. From a very early age, she loved to draw and was soon painting in watercolor and oils. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Texas in 1998 and working briefly in the design industry, Cone began her professional fine art career at the age of 24, with her first solo show the following year. In 2002, she moved with her husband to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the past ten years, Cone has had fifteen solo shows and participated in more than a dozen group shows from New York to California. Cone’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. She continues to enjoy critical acclaim for her uniquely bold take on figurative realism.“I emphasize visual impact over narrative context, focusing on the subtle orchestration of my subject within a framework of design. I create a deliberate push-and-pull between near-photorealistic detail and my own vocabulary of visual glitches that challenge that very realism. This duality is central to my work and allows the figures I paint to remain wholly representational while functioning abstractly evoking emotion without defining it. My latest series of paintings explores the duality of the ingénue: the archetype of the naïve innocent vs. the actress who assumes that role. Like a player on a stage, my subject lures the viewer into her world yet remains distanced by the very character she plays. Directly confronting the viewer or lost in her own reverie, she artfully portrays artlessness – always with a sense of posing, of the scene staged. As both a stereotype and a unique persona behind the façade, she hints at another duality: the inherent paradox of the painted figure – at once a decorative object and an emotive portrait of an individual.” Here you can have a short snack of Erin’s work. She is represented at the moment by: Decorazon Gallery, London; Hespe Gallery San Francisco; Lanoue Fine Art, Boston; Nuart Gallery Santa Fe and Rosenbaum Contemporary. However, to have more information or to get in touch with her, we invite you to visit the link below.