The Showcase Magazine - Cover Artist

Born in 1957, Erin Dertner’s career began under her mother’s tutelage and has continued through the summer workshop format over the past 35 years. Watercolors, Oils and Acrylics have all made their way into her studio as well as her international travels, with her current focus being light infused impressionistic landscapes. The cool shadows of the early morning and those that fall long and warm in the evening enliven her creative soul as nothing else. Original works are represented in these California cities, Mendocino, Carmel, Napa and Lahaina as well as in her own gallery and frame shop in Fort Bragg, California and is also widely used on a variety of gift items from woven wall tapestries to serving trays & note cards. According to Erin, “There is no better life than to study the world with paintbrush in hand and a heart full of love and gratitude.” To view Erin’s beautiful paintings please visit