Schooled at the Fashion Institute of Technology- receiving his A.A.S , & B.S., Erich began his early career as a fashion illustrator, having many published pieces in Women’s Wear Daily, New York Times and numerous other fashion trade magazines. Erich segued from a Art Director position into Fashion design and Merchandising of children’s wear and leading Urban brands. Erich lived and worked in Manhattan for nearly 30 years. Most recently the artist has made his home in Central New York State- spending much of his time painting at his lake house studio. He chooses to paint and sketch quintessential rural Central New York images. Well versed in many mediums, the artist’s preference is watercolor- transparent, opaque, and a combination to achieve an “honest and real” approach to his subject matter.