Erika Lee Sears Paints Modern Life

How often do you stop and think about the moment you’re in? It’s easy to forget about the common things that happen on a daily basis until many years go by and you realize those are some of your best memories. Artist Erika Lee Sears enjoys keeping such moments forever in her paintings, which you’ll see when you take a look at her work below.

Born in Portland, Oregon, the artist specializes in oil painting. She used to work a clerical job that didn’t fulfil her, so she decided to take a risk with an art career and she didn’t regret it. Before that, she only had evenings and weekends available for painting, and now she can do it all the time.

“I am a self taught oil painter and I took the plunge to leave my corporate job in order to paint full time,” she writes on her website. She’s a wife, a mom of two, and a dog mom to two pugs. Her family is a big inspiration for her art, but so is a solitary life and those moments when nobody sees us.

Scroll down to check out some of her paintings. If you like them, you can find more on the artist’s Instagram page.