Deer Lake Trail no. 1
Acrylic and black ink on watercolor paper
10″ x 13″
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Eric Hotz

About the Artist

I reside in Maple Ridge, BC, and have had an interest in art since as far back as I can remember. I attended art school full-time for five years, specializing in painting, illustration, and design. In 1981, I began a professional art career working in archaeology as a field artist. I spent the next 28 years working as an illustrator/artist/art director working for various clients in the print/book/game industry. In 2018, I have been employed as a teacher for Paint Nite while continuing to work as a freelance artist. In February 2020 I had my first solo art show where I presented 30 new paintings that I rendered between September 2019 and February 2020.

Artist Statement

My artwork is an exploration of local nature, its plants, geographical features such as trees, lakes, and mountains, and the clouds, and skies that overhang them. My artwork focuses on the natural history that is within an easy drive from my home in Maple Ridge, BC, ranging from Stanley Park to Manning Park, and everything in between. My goal is to explore my region through my artwork to allow people to feel and see the beauty that is within easy reach of everyone who lives in and around the Greater Vancouver Area.

Deer Lake is a special place in my heart because I lived nearby growing up as a kid. I have a lot of history in this area of Burnaby, including Burnaby Lake. It was here, when I was three years old, that my father first tested his homemade boat, in 1963. There are home movies of my family taking turns rowing out, about, and back. We have this moment in our home movies, but I can remember that day like it was yesterday.

Interview with the Artist