The Artists of Muskoka

Erika Harris

205 Forest Glen Drive
Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1A1

Erika Harris was born in picturesque Feldkirch, Austria. In 1955 her family immigrated to Toronto, where she obtained most of her education. Having studied commercial art in high school, artistic expression and creativity have played a major role in her life.

Mostly self-taught, her close study of instructional and impressionistic art books has influenced her art form. Her artistic imagination is enriched by the beauty of her Muskoka surroundings, as well as by her love of garden flowers and the outdoors. Erika’s art expresses her personal response to the abundant beauty she sees in nature’s broad sweep, as well as in its details. She captures this essence on canvas using oil and acrylic paints, both on outdoor excursions and at home studio.

Erika is a multi-medium artist who also creates “one-of-a-kind” artisan jewellery using semi-precious gemstones, crystals or glass. Using the same inspirations as for her paintings, she works with wool to create realistic needle felting and traditional rug hooking scenes. Her art work can be found in private homes across Canada, United States, Europe and Australia.

Canoe Lake by Erika Harris

Erika Harris
Canoe Lake

30” x 24”, Oil

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