Anderson's attention to concept in his impressions of the subject matter of his watercolor paintings reflects the importance of composition, perspective, line, mass patterns, color and textured washes. This careful attention results in a wide variety of works that clearly indicate the passion and enjoyment evident in his paintings.
J. Eric Anderson's paintings have been selected for numerous juried exhibits including the Oakbrook Fine Arts Promenade, Elmhurst Artists Guild exhibits, the Pan American Festival of the Arts, Professional Artists show at the Freeport Art Center, The Grand National Watercolor Artists show in Jackson MS, and the State of Illinois Professional Artist shows in 1998 and 2000.
He has accepted invitations to have his work exhibited as one man shows at the Freeport Art Center, The Clinton Art Museum, The Elmhurst Art Museum, and the State of Wisconsin Capital exhibit space. In addition to these events, he continues to have his semi-annual studio watercolor shows at his Chelsea Studio (The former 1878 Chelsea School house).
J. Eric did free-lance watercolor illustrations for his brother's firm, the S. Fredrick Anderson Studios and was a consultant on perspectives to the staff illustrators. Stan and J. Eric were raised in an artistic family and the two shared many painting sessions together.
Anderson has enjoyed two professions. He studied architecture and art at the University of Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, a past president of the Northern Illinois chapter of the AIA, holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate, and practiced architecture as the principal of a firm from 1954 to 1988. He studied watercolor painting under the famous Louise Marie Woodroofe. Louise was a very creative and versatile artist. It was said that "Those of you who can say that you were taught by Louise Woodroofe or were her colleagues are the true work of her creative abilities". He also studied classes taught by Dick Phillips and the incomparable Irving Shapiro.
Anderson has demonstrated watercolor painting to artists guilds and has taught classes in advanced watercolor on numerous occasions. He continues to paint on a full time basis both in his studio and while traveling.
His paintings appear in private and corporate collections nationwide, and recently was commissioned to paint two watercolors for Navistar International Corp. His illustrations for the covers of Leone Castell Anderson's books entitled Sean's War and Sean's Quest have been well received.
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