Erin Pryor Gill is a painter and printmaker living in Bethlehem. She works in pastel, oil and various printmaking techniques, particularly monotype.
Erin majored in painting and printmaking at Alfred University, and received a BFA in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. A freelance illustrator and graphic designer for several years, she is now focused professionally on her own artwork. Erin is on the board of the Lehigh Art Alliance, and is also a member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey and the Bethlehem Palette Club. She regularly exhibits with each organization, and has won multiple awards.
My subject matter tends towards portraiture — sometimes these are portraits of people, and sometimes they are portraits of buildings or a specific location. I’m inspired by what I see in my daily life, whether it’s the faces of my family or the local landscape. I love trying to capture the effects of light, be it sunlight glinting on a window, or reflected light bouncing from a shirt to the underside of a chin. I use my brushstrokes to convey a likeness and a mood.