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The art was created for the CHEERS section of Simply Gluten Free magazine, Sept/Oct 2020. I am given a cocktail recipe for each issue to illustrate. This drink calls to mind crisp, cool Autumn evenings by the fire pit.

Erin Rogers Pickering

Erin Pickering

illustration of In the late 1920s and early 1930s Beach Pajamas were the rage of the chic and fashionable. And they were totally shocking... to see women out and about in pants was scandalous to most.

Here 3 friends enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk - knowing they look fabulous!

Fashion history, vintage fashion, beach scene
illustration of 2 sophisticated 1920s women at the speakeasy - listening to great jazz and sipping their martinis. They've got the cloches, pearls and attitude.

Inspired by vintage Vogue covers and the style of the Jazz Age. 

fashion illustration, vintage fashion, retro
illustration of 1950s vintage fashion style inspired by Rene Gruau
Fashion history, women, fashion model, retro, dress.
illustration of My take on the awesome Bernie memes from Inauguration day. And I loved the story behind those warm woolen mittens.
illustration of Poised and perfect in her 1950s Christian Dior evening ensemble.
Fashion History, vintage fashion, retro, France, House of Dior, watercolor dress, model, happy hour.
illustration of 1950s Toile Pumps by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior
illustration of Best friends strolling through the city window shopping - looking fabulous in their 1970s jumpsuits.

vintage fashion, mid century fashion, fashion history
illustration of Springtime in Paris, envisioning Notre Dame restored to it's majestic beauty.
Private commission
illustration of Packed and ready to take a virtual trip through Fashion History, starting in the 1950s.
Vintage Fashion
illustration of Vintage cocktail hour by the pool.
Private commission.
Vintage fashion. Fashion History.
illustration of The Josephine Shaw Lowell memorial fountain in Bryant Park at 41st Street and 6th Ave, NYC. Dedicated in 1912, to the first female member of the NY State Board of Charities.

A spectacularly beautiful fountain - I have had countless lunches by it. I miss NYC, and painted this to feel closer. 

urban sketch, new york city, landscape, architecture
illustration of Crisp taffeta, cinched waist, signature slouch - hallmarks of 1950s House of Dior evening collections.
Fashion History. Vintage Fashion.
illustration of Highlighting the astounding health benefits of matcha green tea, and making a cup your daily habit - and ritual.

Tea time.
illustration of A perfect day at the beach... lying under a big umbrella with a enticing stack of books and an ice cold beverage. 

beach scene, reading list, summertime, ocean, shore, vacation, library
illustration of The iconic Eiffel tower surrounded by cherry blossoms.
Private commission.
illustration of Mary Quant inspired - the bold and bright introduction of the mini skirt and patterned tights in 1960s London.

Fashion History. Vintage Fashion.
illustration of The gorgeous color and juiciness of grapefruits can not be matched.  The citrus fruit just screamed to be painted in watercolor - where the paint and water get to do their thing!

fruit, food, bright colors, healthy, vitamin C
illustration of Simply Gluten Free Magazine, May June 2018
'Cheers' feature cocktail recipe page
illustration of For the Sept/Oct issue of Simply Gluten Free magazine, CHEERS feature.
The recipe is for a mulled wine with chocolate to enjoy on a cool crisp Autumn evening.

recipe art, drinks, cocktails, adult beverage, watercolor
illustration of Nutritional benefits of limes and citrus.
Sketching from life.
illustration of Dreaming of a trip through rural France.  A colorful, romantic scene with all those captivating roofs and the soft palette stone work. So magical.

Travel may be limited right now but it is lovely to dream.

landscape, urban sketch, urban sketching, French countryside, Europe, buildings, houses, house portrait
illustration of Coastal surface pattern design.
Hitting the beach comber jackpot!
illustration of A day at the beach. The lifeguards look so relaxed and yet they are on constant lookout, constant watch. Watercolor sketch inspired by our first visit to the beach this summer.

beach scene, ocean, sea, seaside, NJ shore
illustration of Designed for Chocolatay Confections, a hand made specialty chocolatier.
The 12x12 original piece was framed to hang in their shop. Individual spot illustrations, including the line art before it was painted, were used for signage, staff t-shirts, and marketing pieces.

Chocolates, candy, sweets, confections, dessert.
illustration of Chicken design for a beach/coastal decor
illustration of Everyday is a good day for guacamole!
illustration of Making healthy food beautiful, enticing, captivating. The many varieties of the red pepper.

vegetables, veggies, gardening
illustration of I created this in response to a popular misconception that breast cancer, and breast reconstruction, is like going for a 'boob' job.

And, to honor ALL breast cancer survivors, warriors, and for those we have lost.
We come in all sizes, shapes and skin tones - with many different results and need to learn to live in a new body.

A scar proves you survived what tried to destroy you.

women's bodies, breasts, figure
illustration of Eat from the rainbow, kitchen art.
Created for flour sack towels and prints.
illustration of The Crooked House at 123 Oak Tree Lane.
For a early reader chapter book.
illustration of Spending the day with the family at a pick your own blueberry farm. Chickens roaming free and all the weather beaten farm tools about.
illustration of Vintage swimwear and cocktails at the Tiki Bar.
Fashion history. Vintage fashion.
illustration of 7 bright colorful fish - the beauty of a traditional Christmas Eve dinner.
illustration of Blue jays are a symbol of clarity, spiritual growth, and communication. For all their bright blue plumage they can be very difficult to spot in a tree, so sightings are few and far between.

I was inspired to paint this after I was stopped by one Blue Jay flying by, only to realize - that the evergreen directly in front of me had a least 3 dozen perched within it's branches.

Birds, nature, aviary, spiritual, spirit animal
illustration of Shopping day in the village of Giverny, France
illustration of Decorative rhinoceros in setting sunlight.
The beauty of wildlife
illustration of King of the farmyard in all his glorious color.
illustration of Private commission.

Watercolor portrait, Africa, wild animals, Lion, lioness, big cats.
illustration of March in the Northeast of US. In like a lion and out like a lamb. At least that is how the saying goes.
In NJ the Lion mostly reigns supreme in March!

Lamb, animal portraits, wild animals.
illustration of Simply Gluten Free Magazine, July/August 2019
'Cheers' feature cocktail recipe page
illustration of Weekend at the lake in the vintage family cabin.
illustration of Personalities of chickens in the farmyard.
A visit to the farm.
illustration of Restaurant uniforms that Joan Crawford wore in the 1940s film, Mildred Pierce.
Designed by Milo Anderson.
Fashion History. Vintage fashion.
illustration of Grace Kelly's picnic outfit in to Catch a Thief, costume collection.
Vintage fashion. Fashion History.
illustration of National popsicle day.
illustration of A balanced diet on National Donut day
illustration of The fine art of Cheese Board creation.
illustration of The cardinal was created for the title page of the Annual Gift Guide in Matters Magazine, Dec 2014.   The publisher requested an iconic Christmas image to work with the title font, and I knew her love of cardinals - so it was an easy choice.
Birds, winter, Audubon, aviary, spirit animal.
illustration of Jackson Pollack and the Dior 'Slouch' - meeting for a 3 martini lunch.
3 icons of the late 1940s, early 1950s.
Fashion history.
illustration of Women were delegated to sewing and creating the American flag. The dress forms represent the changing silhouette of fashion - and a progression of the flag designs. Including super heroes.
Created for the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Fashion History.
illustration of Twiggy the IT girl of the 1960s
illustration of They were corseted, bustled and caged - but they would not be tamed!

Fashion History. Vintage fashion.
illustration of The undergarments of the Edwardian and Victorian eras. It was all about layers, modesty and hiding the female body. And yet, they couldn't be more feminine and sensual. Delicate, detailed stitch work - so much time spent on a garment that was meant Not to be seen.

fashion history, vintage fashion, corset, lingerie, women, shoes, fashion illustration
illustration of Custom commission - my client and friends pictured in vintage swimwear, enjoying their signature cocktails.
Fashion history, Vintage fashion, women, swimsuits, swimwear, 1950s, retro
illustration of National burger day with all the fixins.
illustration of Perfume bottles for a live painting event at Bergdorff Goodman, NYC for The House of Creed perfume.
illustration of Matters Magazine, School Issue 2014.
Title page of the Local Sampler feature. 
Each advertiser needed a small illustrated image to represent their business.

Women's fashion, dress form, spot illustrations, food.
illustration of National black forest cake day.
illustration of She saw herself as a princess in all things - and at the beach was her promise of a castle. She was tiny but unstoppable.

beach scene, ocean, shore, coastal
illustration of African American Rapunzel with twists - empowered and in charge.
Modern Fairy tales for children of color.
illustration of Modern fairy tales for children of color.
illustration of When this Rapunzel lets down her hair it makes a statement!
Beautifully curly and natural it goes everywhere but down. The witches and princes of the world are out of luck, as this bold little Princess can take care of herself. Modern Fairly tales.
illustration of It's not what you look at - it is what you see.
Believing in her own magic, black girl magic.
illustration of Private commission.
African American boys
illustration of Coastal surface pattern design in a traditional nautical color palette.
illustration of Final Matters feature in Matters Magazine, Spring 2016 issue.
Illustration for short story about the local community's approach to Spring as they line up at Home Depot ready to conquer their garden.

gardening, planting, spring, watercolor, garden tools.
illustration of Majestic cow in the shade of the farm field - where black turns to blue.
illustration of Goats of St Thomas - celebrated in gorgeous Caribbean color palette.
illustration of Private commission dog portrait. The happiest dog ever. The flowers were added as a nod to her name, Daisy.
puppy, beagle, dogs.
illustration of Private commission capturing Sally waiting for the kids to come home from school.
illustration of Christmas donuts and petit fours surface design pattern for textiles and product.
illustration of Candy canes, peppermints and sweets surface pattern design for textiles and products.
illustration of Surface pattern design for textiles.
Spring buds and leaves.
illustration of Save the bees!
Bees, honeycomb and flowers all over surface pattern design for textiles and home.
illustration of Single line contour of exotic salt water fish. Gorgeous even without their flashy colors.
illustration of Inktober
illustration of Inktober prompt
illustration of Vintage fashion sketch concept.
Fashion History.
illustration of 1950s vintage fashion figures in city suits and hats. Rough sketch croquis poses.

Fashion History, sketches, line work.
illustration of The incomparable legend - Josephine Baker
illustration of Diva actress of silent films.
I am ready for my close up, Mr DeMille.
illustration of I made the art for the cover of my husband's debut novel. A coming of age story with dark chapters, awakenings, racial divide - where nothing is just black and white.

I create a mood/inspiration board before working on a client assignment as it helps to clarify feeling, colors and create the mood. Using elements the client supplies, my own illustrations, art, photos and determining the overarching color scheme.
illustration of An inspiration mood board creating a retro kitchen vibe. Going for the comfort of vintage and farmhouse with a bold mid century color palette.

I create a mood/inspiration board before working on a client assignment as it helps to clarify feeling, colors and create the mood. Using elements the client supplies, my own illustrations, art, photos and determining the overarching color scheme. 

lobster, rooster, farm animals
illustration of I create a mood/inspiration board before working on a client assignment as it helps to clarify the feeling, colors and create the mood. Using elements the client supplies, my own illustrations, art, photos and then determining the overarching color scheme. 

This captures the bright juiciness of first spring greens and fresh citrus limes! The bright green pops even further against the blues and teals, and the shots of purple.

vintage swimwear, fashion flats, animals, fruit, food
illustration of I create a mood/inspiration board before working on a client assignment as it helps to clarify the feeling, the colors and to create a mood. Using elements the client supplies, my own illustrations, art, photos and to determine the overarching color scheme. 

wedding gowns, fashion, dresses, shoes
illustration of An inspiration board for a your girl's room, and envisioning a gallery wall of pinks images and animals but yet still feels strong.

I create a mood/inspiration board before working on a client assignment as it helps to clarify feeling, colors and create the mood. Using elements the client supplies, my own illustrations, art, photos and determining the overarching color scheme. 

flamingos, girls, cotton candy, chickens, food


Clients include, Simply Gluten-Free Magazine, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Matters Magazine, Chocolatay Confections, House of Creed,


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