Erika Rier is a self-taught artist working mostly in inks and paints on paper in a style she calls folk surrealism. After many years of oil painting and designing clothes, she shifted her focus to works on paper. Writing was her first love and she still secretly writes fiction but never poetry anymore. Having lived in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, NYC, and Arizona, and Washington state; Erika now resides in Portland, OR. She also has one of each of the following: a husband, a daughter, and a cat.