My name is Erika Swartzkopf and I'm an artist/musician and comic living in Hawaii, originally from Pennsylvania. I fell in love with and am inspired daily by the fabulously bright colors of the ocean and the mountains of this gorgeous island of oahu and hope to spread my abstract watercolor art and a large order of music, aloha & comedy with my 'Female Comics of Hawaii' group to the rest of the world~ Join me!
Interesting story behind this painting, "Golden Waikiki Sunset": My husband had a solo cello gig at an art gallery in downtown Honolulu to play for the Hawaii Watercolor Society (he recorded guitar tracks earlier and played solo cello live to his own guitar recording). They invited people to come in and see the artists paint-in-action and invited me to paint with them, so I did and this is what came out. It really seemed like the painting painted itself, one of my more traditional styles, inspired by my husband's cello and guitar playing!