From her upbringing in Louisiana as a warden’s daughter to her early career in healthcare to her calling as an artist, Erika Guillory Page has collected stories of intrigue, adversity, redemption, and love – stories that reveal themselves in her works on wood, canvas, and paper.
Early in life Page felt the pull of creative expression, yet there was little opportunity for fine art study in rural Louisiana. Her path first led to a career in nursing, where she cared for the most vulnerable of patients, those in ERs and ICUs at hospitals in Louisiana, Virginia, and Georgia. The intense human connection inherent in this vocation profoundly set the stage for her future work.
Page, at last, channeled her compassion into an artistic study, where she found her voice under the guidance of instructors and mentors such as Charles Walls, Michael David, and Cynthia Packard. She quickly discovered that storytelling is the soul of her work. “My desire is to speak the truth and make each mark with integrity,” Page says. “I try to infuse my work with grit and grace, and I hope my stories connect with yours.”
Page’s signature expression is large works up to 10-feet in scale, utilizing oils and cold wax on wood panel. She also creates intimate oil crayon drawings on paper. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and private collections across the US and Canada. She currently lives and works in metro Atlanta, Georgia.