Soaring by Erica Hart

Erica Hart

Making art has been a big part of Erica Hart’s life since her childhood in Brooklyn, NY. After a long and varied career as an educator and commercial artist, she devotes much of her attention to making art at this stage of her life.

Hart was a recipient of the NYSCA funded Artist in the Community Grant for Sullivan County, NY. She was selected to participate in the Great Wall of Honesdale from 6/22-5/23. She has also initiated several NYS grants to teach art to the elderly and intergenerational groups. Hart’s national award-winning work has been exhibited across the United States and at international venues. She maintains studios in the Upper Delaware River Valley, New York and in Delray Beach, Florida.

More of her work can be seen at  or at ericahartart on Instagram.


I love to walk and kayak along the Delaware River. I am always on the lookout for eagles, and I see them often. As an artist, my imagination often veers from reality, as is the case here. What a thrill it would be to ‘hitch’ a ride with an eagle and soar into the unknown! My work combines collage with painting. The figure comes from a photo of myself, modified with long, flowing red hair (artistic license).


acrylic & collage