Erspamer paints scenes of nature and still life that are utterly distinctive. Her process, one she did not foresee, has developed over time but the raison d’être for her painting has always been a spiritual one. “As I was a kid, “ she says, “I questioned God and existence. I wondered about dying and I wanted an answer. Painting is my answer. My work brings me contentment and peace. I feel like I meditate when I am working. I get objective when I paint and I feel outside of my body and this allows me to pay attention to my thoughts and not be attached to them like I would when I am not working. It’s like painting is my breathing and it just sort of happened that way because I am searching for simplicity.”