Born and raised BC Wildlife Artist Lynn Erikson (formally Pocklington) has explored the rugged nature and native wildlife of BC and the Alberta Rockies for many years.
These experiences have greatly contributed to her vibrant watercolours and bold acrylics. Lynn continues to be inspired by her ongoing love of bears and invites you to embark on a journey into the life of the Grizzly Bear.
In 2009, Lynn spent several days exploring part of Canada’s only Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in the Khutzeymateen Valley north of Prince Rupert. There, Lynn experienced first hand the incredible true nature of the Grizzly Bear.
Lynn has now begun a new journey of tropical wildlife from the jungles of Central America. With this new inspiration she is taking an intimate look at the spectacular bird life there. One of Lynn's new pieces entitled Blue and Yellow Macaw illustrates a close personal look at the character of this beautiful endangered bird. Her hope is to share her experiences of the emotions and antics of these colourful birds.
Lynn is an active member of Artists for Conservation, the Federation of Canadian Artists, Whistler Art Council, and past Vice Chair of the Pemberton Art council. She donates to and participates in various charities and events.
In 2010, Lynn was commissioned by the Resort Municipality of Whistler to produce a piece called Tender Moments, for the 2010 Olympic gift project for presentations to visiting delegates, one of whom was the British Royal Family.