Erin J. Martinelli is a Northern California artist who finds her inspiration in animals, nature, and architecture creating brilliant oil, acrylics, etching prints, and watercolors.
Erin J. Martinelli trained at the very early age of seven years old at The Casements in Ormond Beach, FL, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller. She then later studied at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.
Erin was featured in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Family Dog Magazine (July/August 2009), Gazette Magazine (July/August 2009), and The Elk Grove Citizen by Katie Freeman - Lifestyle & Arts Reporter.
In 2014, Erin was suddenly diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, (GBS) a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system. After several years of dedicating her time to her new daughter, and recovering from GBS, Erin has re-entered the art world once again!
Erin currently volunteer teaches as an Art Docent at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Elk Grove, CA.
Erin lives in Herald, California, with her husband Robert, daughter Sara, three German Shepherds, no chickens, and her black and white tuxedo cat.
Erin’s work is popular in many private collections.