Eric L. Conklin

Trompe l'Oeil and Dutch Old Master Still Life Painter

"Ben's String Cabinet"

Oil "30.5" x 23"

"What a Rush"

Oil 8" x 10"

"Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something...."

Oil 20" x 16"

"The Chalice"

Oil 18" x 14"

"The Adventure Continues"

Oil 36" x 30"

"The Sale of the Unredeemed"

Oil 13" x 9"

More Conklin Original Paintings...

Conklin Giclées

"Fruit of My Labor"

Oil 8" x 10"

"Squeaky Clean"

Oil 20" x 16"

"It's a Mirror Do Do"

Anamorphic Oil 10" x 10"

Maryland painter Eric Conklin is a Trompe l’Oeil artist who paints in traditional oils on Belgian linen or panel. Trompe l’Oeil (pronounced trump loy) is a French phrase meaning 'to deceive the eye,' and describes an illusionistic style of oil painting.

Eric also composes still-life paintings with a story or theme. After considerable research he develops paintings that portray a message of beauty and detail on the surface, but often convey a deeper subtle meaning, or an ironic sense of humor. "The Six Senses" oil painting was chosen to hang in the exhibit "Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists 2000" at Government House in Annapolis, Maryland. "The Six Senses" is available as a giclee print on canvas or paper.
Eric Conklin’s works are often influenced by the many artists he enjoys studying, from the Dutch and Flemish masters to contemporary American painters. Imagination and humor are trademarks of his works. An avid antique collector, Eric includes many unique items from his collection in his paintings. Early in his career, Eric worked as a commercial artist and as a silver engraver, acquiring detailing skills used in his work today.

Winner of "Best in Show" at the 2001 York Art Association Show, Eric Conklin’s work has also been shown at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, and at a one-man show at Barnes & Noble. In 2003 Conklin’s oils will be in two museum exhibitions: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. His works are part of many private and corporate collections. The Arkansas Territorial Restoration Museum in Little Rock and the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, England have Conklin’s work in their permanent collections.

Eric is represented in "Who’s Who in American Art" and "Who’s Who in America". He is a member of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, the York Art Association, the Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and The Trompe L’Oeil Society of Artists.

McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this talented artist.

Eric L. Conklin Professional Biography

Description of Anamorphic Art

Dutch Old Master Treatise

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