Heritage Room and Mezzanine Bar Featured Artist:
Professional illustrator and artist with an expansive work history: from Fortune 500 clients to independent nonprofits - and
everything in between. Erwert is one of only a handful of artists licensed by Lucas Film to create original artwork for Star Wars
Celebration fan events around the globe, and his work for their brand has been published in numerous books, magazines and
We are featuring the Jazz Heritage and Urban Portland series in both rooms.
Heritage Room Featured Artist:
I'm an artist living in Portland, Oregon. After painting casually for 4-5 years, in 2012 I started to make more time to paint seriously. I've studied landscape painting at PNCA with Jerry Sumpter and Bonnie Allen and at Portland Community College. Previously, I did a little at the University of Oregon. I love to try to capture the beauty and forms of nature, influenced by 19th- & 20th-century European and American Impressionists and Realists, the Hudson River School and more recent California plein-air work. (Oh, and that Rembrandt guy.) I'm also enjoying learning about doing portraits and still lifes. I start most paintings in the field (unless it's brrr winter here in Oregon), painting as fast as possible to capture light and forms, then complete a piece in the studio. If there's a special subject you'd like, I'm happy to paint commissions also.