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Erika Farkas

Erika Farkas is a self-taught artist with Transylvanian roots, currently based in Ottawa. Her artistic journey began with realistic pencil portraits, heavily influenced by hyper-realist artists such as Dirk Dzimirsky and Paul Cadden. Over the years, she has expanded her repertoire to include pastel, mixed media, acrylic, and oil paintings, demonstrating a versatile and evolving style.

Erika is known for her passion for portraying the human form, exploring the nuances of movement and emotion through detailed and expressive work. She often works in series, delving deeply into specific themes. Notable series include “Graceful Feminine” and “Graceful Masculine” figurative pastel series, “Waterworks,” focusing on water-themed oil paintings, and “Altered Realism,” which blends traditional black-and-white portraiture with surreal and abstract elements.

She actively participates in art exhibitions throughout Ottawa and has been recognized with numerous awards in local and international competitions. Her works, including commissioned pieces, can be found in private collections across North America, Europe, and Asia.



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