Erika Rier is a fine artist and illustrator working mostly in inks and paints on paper in a style she calls folk surrealism. She has spent her life immersing herself in art and textiles. After many years of oil painting and as a clothing designer, she shifted her focus to works on paper. Writing was her first love and she still secretly writes fiction but never poetry anymore. She currently focuses on fine art, comics, and illustration. Erika now resides in Portland, OR. She also has one of each of the following: a husband, a daughter, and a cat.