Local artist Erica Ott has found the muse that makes her most satisfied and all it took was to let go.

Local artist Erica Ott has found the muse that makes her most satisfied and all it took was to let go.

After originally pursuing emotion-based work, Ott realized she could best express herself through the aesthetic.

Thusly, her latest exhibit, in the Cultural Arts Center’s Loft Gallery, is a vibrant, visually stimulating collection focusing purely on the beauty of technique within her oil paintings.

“Shine” is made up of abstract background with deliberate and representative depictions of birds at the center to comment on the dual connotation of the word.