As the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Known as the "City of Gardens" because it's temperate climate allows for a variety of flowers to bloom year-round, Victoria is truly a breathtaking city. In this painting, take a double-decker bus ride with us along the waterfront of Victoria, Canada while you enjoy the beautiful landmark buildings such as the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and The Empress Hotel.
Ah, blue Hawaii! Slow things down and take in the enchanted coasts of this pacific island state on the shores of Waikiki. High rise hotels line the beach and the setting sun glows behind iconic Diamond Head. Waikiki beach hosts many events a year, including surf competitions, outdoor performances, hula dancing and outrigger canoe races. Let your cares drift away as you dive into this vacationers dream.
As the capital of the United States of America, Washington D.C. is full of modern-day activity, stories from history, as well as a plethora of historical architecture and sights. Eric captures it all in this detailed painting which focuses on the National Mall and adjacent buildings. Looks closely and you will see figures spanning hundreds of years of history representing all of the important moments that make this nation what it is today.
The word “mall” in the 17th and 18th century simply meant a grassy area for people to attend social gatherings and entertainment. That is why it’s called the Washington D.C. National Mall. Its nickname, “America’s Front Yard” is appropriate because over 30 monuments, memorials and museums surround visitors, inspiring them to honor America’s past, live in the present, and strive for a greater future. You might recognize some of your favorite monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery. Don’t forget about some fun hidden easter eggs like Eric’s classic rooster and goose you can find in this fun folk art puzzle!
Martin Stadium is the home of the Washington State University (WSU) Cougars. This beautiful stadium holds over 33,000 loyal fans and adorns the campus in Pullman, WA. The day of the Apple Cup they probably squeeze in a few more. The Apple Cup began as the instate rivalry game between Washington State University and the University of Washington and began in 1900. There is as much love and respect between the Cougars and the Huskies as in any cat and dog relationship (gingham and calico specifically.) The Saturday after Thanksgiving these two teams meet in a great grudge match. Though the Huskies have the historic edge, when these two brothers meet throw out the records. This rivalry heats up and never count the Cougars out. As PAC 12 and instate rivals the Apple is sweeter than ever. Join us for the Apple Cup and cheer the Cougars on to a crispy, sweet victory.
The annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington D.C., began in 1878 when Rutherford B. Hayes was President. Every year, children enjoy hunting for and racing Easter eggs, visiting with the Easter Bunny, and listening to storytellers.
The Colonial Parkway is a twenty-three mile scenic roadway stretching from the York River at Yorktown to the James River at Jamestown. It connects Virginia's historic triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.
Called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research, Winston-Salem is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the fifth largest city in the state of North Carolina. A second nickname “Camel City”, refers to the city’s historic involvement in the tobacco industry, specifically to the locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s Camel cigarettes. But Winston-Salem is also steeped in history with its origin dating back to January 1753, a few years before the U.S. declared independence. Then, the city was only called Salem. By 1849, the land north was developed and became known as Winston, named after Revolutionary War hero, Joseph Winston. In the 1880s, the U.S. Post Office began referring to the two towns as Winston-Salem, and after a few decades, the towns were officially incorporated as Winston-Salem in 1913. You can still visit parts of restored areas of Old Salem this day, visiting historic places like the Winkler Bakery, famous for its Moravian cookies. And speaking of food, in 1937, Krispy Kreme opened its first doughnut shop on South Main Street.
Every October a witchy spell is cast over the historic Gardner Village. For an entire month this quaint village of shops and restaurants hosts witches of all shapes and sizes. Adults and children indulge in this fun tradition, dressing up in creative costumes to enjoy a variety of activities with their witchy friends. Set against an orange sky at dusk, Eric has captured one of the many haunting evenings full of wicked excitement in this great Halloween painting.
Yellowstone, the first National Park in the U.S. is widely held to be the first national park in the world. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular sites in the park.
On May 13, 1607, Jamestown was established as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Three cultures came together - European, Virginia Indian and African - to create a new society that would eventually seek independence from Great Britain. On October 19, 1781, American and French troops defeated the British at Yorktown in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
Yosemite, located in Northern California, reaches across the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. It is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, water falls, clear streams and giant sequoia groves. Almost 95 percent of the area is designated wilderness.
Zion National Park is located in the southwestern United States near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon. At 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, the canyon cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography provides a diverse environment with a variety of unusual plants and animals.