In March 2016 Erin Newman rolled her first paper quilling strip, making a five petal flower. Within a few days, a field of paper flowers had bloomed in her studio. Self taught via blogs and social media, she found paper quilling to be exciting and challenging. Rolling thin strips of vibrant colored paper, manipulating them into shapes and adhering them on canvas, the vision of “painting with paper” came to life. By creating colorful, kaleidoscopic mosaics, Erin soon realized her love of paper art.
Erin’s paper quilling art is unique in that it combines the color and contrasts of paintings with the texture and dimensions of sculpture. It is these combinations that makes her art uniquely eye appealing while drawing the viewer in for a closer look.