News for daily Prose Paintings followers! 

Great News!

There ‘s going to be an opportunity to see the Prose Paintings together as a body of work! I’m now working with the Westland Gallery to frame and hang my daily series in time for the Christmas Show, opening December 1st.

and…Prose Paintings will be available in advance to those who sign up for the email list. Sign up and watch with excitement for your perfect piece to be created! New pieces will be revealed weekly, exclusively, to the Paintings and Prose email list. To join the list, visit: Prose Paintings Prose Paintings

To follow along daily with the making of, and to suggest topic prompts
( a great personalized gift idea ) stay tuned via FaceBook:
Erica Dornbusch/Artist

also…Win a Prose Painting!
To be entered into the draw to win a selected framed Prose Painting, follow my Facebook page AND subscribe to the Prose Painting email list before November 30th. Winner will be drawn on December 1st.

Prose Paintings is a daily created series of 9×12 acrylic works on archival paper, paired with 2-3 lines of inscribed prose and prettily framed with no glare art glass. Prose Paintings are available for purchase through the Westland Gallery at $250 (tax included)

All works will be available for pick up or shipping in time for Christmas.

See one you’d love for yourself or someone else? Questions?
Feel free to reach out!
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I am ten days into a series that I am creating on paper as a daily study. I don’t know how many I will complete, but at minimum I’ve decided to make forty pieces. Each piece is an original acrylic work on archival 9×12 140lb paper and is partnered with 2-3 lines of my original prose. I am still trying to sort out the underpinnings of how this will all go, but for now, I invite you to follow along on my Facebook page and here on my blog for daily reveals.

I ( perhaps regrettably) will be open to considering prompts and if you sign up for my ridiculously irregular newsletters, I may get better at sending them and you’ll get a chance to win one of the Prose Paintings prettily framed and everything, at the end of the series.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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New Gallery Representation in Montreal

Happy Late Summer, I hope you are still getting outside a lot as we shift towards fall. I know I don’t want to miss a thing. September always feels more like the beginning of the new year to me than January does. Things, including me, feel invigorated and inspired by travel, rested and ready for what’s next.

In keeping with that vibrancy, I’m happy to announce that I am now being represented exclusively in the Montreal area by Galerie Bloom.

Needless to say, I am very excited to be hanging with their roster of wonderful artists in this gorgeous space in Old Montreal. They are located at 224, rue St-Paul Ouest Montréal, Québec H2Y 1Z9

You can view my artist page on the Galerie Bloom website here.

BloomLogo Copy


I was very grateful to friends who were willing and able to help out with transporting the first shipment of works to the gallery in the juicily colourful Madmatters company van.









Madmatters in Montreal!

Featured Work Page

Square Foot Show 17

These 12×12 works are currently on exhibit at The Westland Gallery


Visit the gallery to see more than 500 works by various artists!! 

Tuesday & Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday & Friday – 10am – 8pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
Monday – Closed



Exploring Canadian Landscapes

Canadian Landscapes, Celebrating Canada 150
An exploration of Canadian landscapes by London area artists
including several of my own recent pieces

​Westland Gallery London
June 20th – July 8th 2017
Reception: Thursday June 22nd @ 7:00 pm

Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 1, acrylic 20×20”

Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 2, acrylic 20×20”

Meadowlily Woods, New Blue Carpet 3, acrylic 20×20”

Being Seen Seeing…


FUSE90: Erica Dornbusch
I suppose it is ironic that I am a visually impaired artist who is working through resistance towards the idea of Being Seen in my pursuit of seeing and recording what I see without seeing. I suppose it is, and it also doesn’t matter, this is just my journey. We all have a storied journey. . .

Nick Scott is a talented maker of commercial and promotional content for broadcast. A while ago he invited me to be featured as one of the area creatives he profiles in his FUSE90 series for LondonFuse, a digital arts, music, and lifestyle publication.

I was nervous about it, and I said yes since I am practicing how to meet my resistance and do things anyway. And because I’d like to be able to say at the end of things, “I was always in wonderment and I made a living at expressing that wonder.” ( And yes, there is also a little ‘just watch me’ kick here to those who do not believe in that possibility for me or other creatives. )

So anyways, Nick simply came and set up his kit in my studio for an initial conversation about my vision and process and role models and other things. And then he invited me to pick up my brushes and ignore his camera. I truly forgot he was there as I fell into conversation with my paints.

Then he went away and created this lovely flowing piece. I love that its pace is slow and thoughtful and that the background slips in and out of focus. How it’s contemplative and querying in tone, reflecting my dance with my canvas. That it’s a little dreamlike and saturated with wondering and that there are no real conclusive answers. It’s a good portrait of me and I feel very honoured to have been seen this way.

Thank you so much Nick, and LondonFuse.









FUSE90 Preview: Erica Dornbusch
click the link above to view clip…

A few weeks ago, Nick Scott, who specializes in writing, shooting, photographing and editing commercial and promotional content for broadcast and the internet reached out and asked if I’d like to be profiled in a series he makes, featuring area creatives for FUSE90. I was nervous but excited to agree! He came and set up in my studio for a conversation and then invited me to drop into my works in progress and ignore his presence :). He was wonderful to work with and was very adept at slipping into my environment, so that I felt pretty completely at ease. Then he went away and created a lovely flowing piece for which this is the preview. I feel very honoured to be featured and look forward to sharing the full piece once it’s available!

See some of Nick’s FUSE90 instalments here:


In Full Bloom

A vibrant collection of floral works by London area artists
including several of my own recent pieces

​Westland Gallery London
May 9th – May 27th 2017
Artist Talk: Wednesday May 17th @ 7:00 pm