Eric Waugh is one of the most recognized and collected fine artists. He has sold well over 45,000 original works globally in the past 30 years. The prolific Eric Waugh has achieved a level of distinguished prominence in today’s international art market.
Waugh is 100% self-taught. He was a professional graphic illustrator and product designer before becoming a painter in 1988. His vibrant colors, his meticulous attention to detail and the range of his work has escalated his popularity exponentially. Over the years, his artwork has been acquired by thousands of major corporate and private collectors worldwide.
Eric ’s fun yet sophisticated art celebrates life. His artistic themes embrace the excitement and energy of urban life, romance, music, animals, popular culture, wine and still life. Waugh describes his artistic style as “Pop Fusion”. Eric’s art is a unique blend of a multitude of artistic styles including, pop art, expressionism, art deco, and cubism. Waugh’s exploration with his “Pop Fusion” technique has given his art energy and vitality resulting in an immediately recognizable, fresh, uplifting and distinctive style.
Not content solely with studio painting, however, Waugh also takes his art to the people with live painting performances. Waugh paints to the beat of virtually any style of music, capturing its rhythms and energy on his canvas. This unique ability has been displayed in venues and stages in over 40 countries around the World including, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Croatia, Monaco and many others. Waugh has painted LIVE to many notable talents including Tony Bennett, Boy George, The Doobie Brothers, Gipsy Kings, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Sammy Hagar, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Lou Gramm of Foreigner and many others. Recently Waugh had the honor of painting the former President of Poland, Lech Walesa in Poland as well as painting The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra LIVE in St. Petersburg, Russia.
As a humanitarian and father of three boys, charitable work is an integral part of Eric Waugh the artist. Eric holds the Guinness Book record for “The World’s Largest Painting on Canvas by one artist”. The painting entitled “HERO” took over 5 years to complete and was 41,400 square feet. It was unveiled at the Museum of Fine Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, on World Aids Day (December 1st, 2001). Proceeds from the sale of pieces of the painting went to The Starlight Children’s Foundation and Camp Heartland, a summer camp for children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The event garnered national media attention. It was featured live on NBC’s Today Show as well as on CNN, ABC, NBC, and FOX throughout the day. Eric was also featured in People Magazine as well as dozens of major papers across the USA and Canada. Over the years, Waugh’s efforts have helped raise much needed funds for many worthy causes locally and across the border.