Coming from a blue-collar family, Eric Joyner
felt that there weren’t many things to do as a kid, so he quickly turned to the arts to immerse himself into other possible worlds. After a few years working as an animator, illustrator and texture mapper, he decided to just go with his guts and paint only the things he liked. And, oh boy, how many things does he like! From doughnuts to tin robots, to The Wizard of Oz
, cats, and Barbie, his highly-detailed paintings are populated by such a wide array of characters that we’d love to get lost in them. Until we find a way to live in paintings, we speak with Eric to know more about his influences, creative process, and how he’s coping with quarantine.