Lisa Ericson, Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments
Artist, illustrator, and designer Lisa Ericson (previously) paints hyperrealistic images of imaginary animals, hybrids that intertwine species. In her paintings she illustrate nature imagery to mingle with mythological elements and abstract designs. Previously focused on a body of work that merged mice and butterflies, endearing, and technically well skilled.
Ericson’s newest series focuses on the creatures below, painting bright fish against matte black backgrounds. The vibrant works highlight a variety of coral integrated into fins and tails of scaly animals, as well as showcasing the groups of fish that have decided to make these tails their home.