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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Acrylic | Charcoal | Drawing | Gouache | Pastel | Oil | Printmaking | Watercolor
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

Color has emotional weight and is related to the shape of space. Drawing or painting, for me, means to look at the thing and transmit its vitality to the canvas.

Known for an engaging style and versatility in subject matter, Aimee is an internationally renowned oil painter and instructor who has given lectures and demonstrations at venues nationwide and abroad. A standout at plein air painting competitions, she has won both Best of Show and Artists’ Choice at Plein Air Easton, as well as Best of Show at Carmel, Sonoma, Olmsted, Laguna, and Pacific Northwest Plein Air art festivals. Erickson has been a Portrait Society of America finalist, won Best of Show at an American Women Artists national show, and is a signature member with multiple awards from Oil Painters of America. She has exhibited with international plein-air groups in China and Russia, is an inaugural member of Charlie Hunter’s En Train Air expedition, and in 1997 painted the official portrait of governor of Oregon Barbara Roberts. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Southwest Art MagazineAmerican Art Collector, and Plein Air Magazine, and on Her first book, Plein Air Techniques for Artists: Principles and Methods for Painting in Natural Light, was released in 2023 and is widely available. Erickson has a BFA in Visual Communication Design with an Illustration emphasis. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and carries a sketchbook.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Generalist 



Color and Composition


Technique Demos


Teaching How to Self Critique

Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and
where to spend

Studio Setup for Art Production


Providing Art Critiques



Studio Time Management


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Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


  • Plein Air Painters of America. Signature member
  • Oil Painters of America, Signature member
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Signature member
  • California Art Club
  • American Impressionist Society
  • En Train Air
  • Oregon Society of Artists