Erin Freed was born in Fort William, Ontario, and moved to Neepawa, Manitoba as a young child. Erin studied with the Manitoba Department Of Health as a Radiologic Technologist in the early seventies. Upon receiving her diploma, Erin moved with her family to Calgary, Alberta.
As a young mom Erin raised her two daughters and continued her career in X-Ray technology, which is still her ‘day job’. Erin spent her spare moments painting with acrylics.
In 1998 Erin applied and was accepted into Alberta College Of Art and Design. Studying part time, Erin graduated in 2006 with her BFA degree.In college, Erin majored in ceramics, and has since returned to painting as well. Subjects for painting range from knotty old trees to brilliant flowers to rusty old hinges. There is a sense of history to these paintings of day to day work, small things we don’t often stop to look at.
Erin seeks to unite her painting with her work in ceramics. She handbuilds ceramic fairy garden houses conveying wonder and humour in her work. And a quirky sense at that.