Erika attended Auckland University of Technology right after high school and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design, Illustration Major.

After completing university work experience at Rocket Signs, she was in invited to join the design team permanently. In 2012 she started her own freelance business and went out on her own full time. She held her successful first art exhibition at Sitka the following month.

Mural work began in 2013 with a collaboration with Mexicali Fresh. She went on to paint over a dozen Mexicali restaurants and became well know for her vibrant California beach inspired artwork. In 2014 she started to attend street art festivals around the country and her mural work became more widely sought after.

She is regularly commissioned custom painted skateboards, surfboards, canvases and one off personal artworks by collectors all over the world.

In 2017 she began a personal journey of figuring out what she really wanted to say with her artwork. After many years of honing her skills as a commercial and professional artist, she felt it was time to dig deep and discover her calling. Her passion for empowering women inspires her portrait paintings and her journey evolves with each and every piece.