The historical Hotel del Coronado takes center stage in this painting of scenic San Diego. Known as the most popular wedding destination in the United States, this beautiful resort has been attracting tourists since 1888. It is easy to see why San Diego is nicknamed "America's finest city."
Maui is thought of by many as the best island in Hawaii because of it's blend of fun resorts and towns, yet it still remains beautiful and serene abound with natural wonders. In this painting Eric has depicted one of the famous cities of the island, Lahaina. Once the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, Lahaina was also the center of the global whaling industry with many sailing ships anchored in at its waterfront. Lahaina's Front Street is a popular tourist destination abounding with shops, restaurants and whale-watchers. Whether you bike down Haleakala Crater, drive the road to Hana, or go snorkeling and lounge around the beach enjoying the Hawaii sun, Maui is definitely a place to enjoy!
In this painting, Eric has captured the magic of days long ago, where fun in the sun was somewhat of a formal affair. Today, as then, you can stroll along in the summer sun where motor cars mingled with horse and carriage on the roads. As you sunbathe leisurely on the beach, a picnic and a game of badminton may be part of the afternoon’s activities. Mackinac Island is a wonderful place to get away, relax in a beautiful setting, and appreciate the islands many treasures. Make it a priority as well to indulge in Mackinac Island Fudge and its endless varieties. Enjoy some on the island and bring some home too.
Acadia National Park is located off the Atlantic coast and marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States' east coast. The park is a popular recreation area covering 47,000 acres. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, a popular getaway, has many unique restaurants and shops.
Less than 200 miles from the continental United States sits the British Colony of the Bahamas. The largest city in the Bahamas is Nassau which, due to its proximity, has become the top Caribbean cruise port. The history has been a mix of European governorship claims and it was even claimed as a Pirate Republic for a while. When tourism to Cuba was halted in the 1960’s it was a boon for the Bahamas. In 1998 the first phase of the Atlantis Resort redefined the areas tourism. Celebrate this fun culture’s vivid colors with Eric from the Queens Staircase to the Straw Market of Nassau Bahamas.
As the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys lies the beautiful island of Key West. Enjoy the fun of this lively and colorful painting as you imagine yourself snorkeling with the fish, enjoying the sandy beaches and basking in the sun—and don't forget eating a piece of Key Lime Pie!
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.
There are so many great beaches to enjoy in Florida: Key West, Miami Beach, South Beach. This collage of Eric’s paintings of Florida will make you want to put on your flip-flops and imagine you’re sunbathing on the sand while you put together this puzzle.
Come with Eric to one of his favorite places—the Hawaiian Islands. In this painting Eric takes captures to Waimea Valley—the jewel of the North Shore of Oahu. Long the domain of Kahuna’s (priests) the valley served as a sanctuary and site of holy shrines for hundreds of years. From the legendary breaks of Waimea Bay to the sacred waters of Waimea Falls at Kualoa, you can feel the spirit of aloha and hang loose in this tropical wonderland. Take the plunge, like flying off of jumping rock, and journey to the numinous North Shore.
Cancun is one of the top tourist destinations in North America. Come along with Eric in this wonderful painting and enjoy the history of the Mayan culture and the ruins at Chichen Itza, discover the culture and beautiful nature of Mexico at Xcaret archaeological park, and enjoy downtown Cancun in the hotel zone with all of the activities, shopping and nightlife.
Surfing is thought to be over thousands of years old but was not discovered until 1778 by James Cook. At the time only Hawaiian royalty had the privilege of surfing the big waves while commoners only rode smaller ones. Soon after, missionaries came in contact with the islands and condemned surfing as a sinful and wasteful habit, leaving the Hawaiian culture almost in pieces for 150 years. Then in the late 1800’s, King Kalakaua brought surfing back to life as a great cultural event and in 1905, Duke Kahanamoku began to make surfing a fun sport for all countries around the world to enjoy. Discover some of the best beaches to surf inside Eric’s fun painting!
This charming resort town of Seaside, Oregon is a great place to get away to regardless of where you're getting away from. Full of sun, sand, and surf, Seaside is also a great place to shop in the boutiques, fly a kite, or enjoy a picnic on the beach.
Even before it was an official city the Huntington Beach Company constructed a pier that extended Main Street out into the Pacific Ocean. Though it has gone through many incarnations the pier is still there as a Huntington Beach landmark (that’s HB to the locals). In 1925 Duke Kahanamoku introduced a sport called surfing to HB and since then its steady rise in popularity has led to the city being called “Surf City U.S.A.” and the home of the U.S. Open of Surfing—drawing millions annually. The juxtaposition of sophistication and beach culture make this a natural location for Eric’s eclectic style. Hey Bro, let’s shoot the pier at the HB.
If you love the beach, then Southern California is for you! Eric’s paintings of Santa Monica, La Jolla Cove, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and San Diego are featured in this collage along with Hollywood and the LA Dodgers.
“Powerful things come in small packages,” my father told me years ago. Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) Canada proves the point. While it is the smallest of Canada’s Provinces, P.E.I. moves the hearts and minds of millions. Author L. M. Montgomery based her beloved book series around a small farm here, called Green Gables. The stories have served as a magnet, drawing fans from around the world. Eric was enchanted by the pastoral scenes, from adopted memories, that still dominate the landscape here. Come spend some time in a storybook reverie of Green Gables of Cavendish on P.E.I.
Aaaah . . . splash in the sunny warm water of the Atlantic Ocean, admire the vibrant colors of the island as you discover that Bermuda is so much more than 75 miles of gorgeous beach area and cheerfully painted homes. It is surprising that the land mass only totals 21 sq. miles. There are no rivers or lakes but the whitewashed stepped roofs act as channels for the collection of rainwater into underground tanks. There is only one fast food restaurant there as well. Bermuda shorts are a very serious fashion norm and this is an amazing place.
Around 2000 Eric created a series of four popular lighthouse paintings, each one dedicated to one of the four seasons, to commemorate the inseparable relationship shared between folk art and Lighthouses. Re-released in a new format we are glad to bring back Eric’s lighthouse series. The Lighthouses North features the historic and beautiful Portland Head Lighthouse of Cape Elizabeth, ME (built in 1789) and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (rebuilt in 1870) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. Enjoy these paintings of classic Americana and wonderful seasonal scenes. Let your light shine.
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, is an island located south of Cape Cod and is known for being an affluent summer colony. In this painting, boats of all sizes sail in front of the iconic "Dowdle clouds". Beautiful houses face the oceanfront and a variety of people enjoy picnics and beach activities.