Erik Linton

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Erik Linton

United States

I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Since I can remember I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors and my artwork reflects my love for nature. My artistic interest began at a very young age and I began private art lessons from a University of Utah art professor at the age of 10. I attended Brigham Young University where I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Political Science as well as a master’s degree in Public Health. As a part if my studies, I was interested in the connection between people and landscapes and traveled to the Amazon of Peru where I studied with tribal cultures to better understand how their landscapes are integral to their identity and way of life. Throughout my studies, I always felt the need to tell stories visually and found as much interest in storytelling through art as well as writing. 

Following my studies, I began a career in healthcare and the need to tell stories and express myself through artwork continued to grow. After several years, I left my career in healthcare behind to focus on being a full-time artist. 


As an artist, I have been able to display my artwork throughout the world, from large scale productions to individual collections. I have had the pleasure to work with major brands like Four Seasons Hotels, Marriot, Maker's Mark, Filson, Target, Macallan, HGTV, Lincoln Center Theater, Kyoto Journal, among others. 

I want my artwork to remind people of our dependence on the environment and the way that we interact with it. I want to help people see the interconnected relationship that we all share with the natural world as well as each other by presenting people and nature in simple ways that make us notice the beauty in the ordinary. I currently live in Hyrum, UT with my wife Kellee, and our five children.


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