Eric Ransom

Eric Ransom. Based in Bloomington, IL, US.

  • 3 awards won
  • 280 comments made
  • 4792 votes cast
  • Minted on Jan 18 2016
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/ericransom

Awards

  • editor pick 3

About Eric Ransom

Growing up near St. Louis, I endlessly explored wooded hillsides, flowing creeks and rivers. I feasted my eyes on "big city" architecture and artworks at the St. Louis Art Museum. This curiosity remained strong during my studies in Music and Art/Design, giving me a nice range of sensibilities to adhere to and well grounded in the Midwest via Kansas City and Minneapolis. I now live in Bloomington, IL working and sharing much the same at home with my wife, two young kids & our dog and 2 cats.

designs by Eric Ransom


favorite artists

  • Lindsay Megahed
  • Kamala Nahas
  • Bethany Mabee
  • Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Naomi Ernest
  • Amy Gray

comments

Rebecca Rueth on Oct 16 2018
Rebecca Rueth
  • Minted Jun 19, 2016
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Hi Eric, Thank you for the like and taking the time to respond to my "So Cal Reflection" poll in the Walls that Wow Challenge! I really appreciate the support! Love the colors in "Resonate" and the texture in "Untitled"! Good Luck in the Challenge and Best Wishes always! - Rebecca

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 03 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Eric, thank you so much for your likes! I appreciate your encouragement very much. All the best.

Amy Gray on Sep 08 2018
Amy Gray
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Eric it was good to hear from you. I’m sorry things have been so tumultuous for you. I hope they’ve stabilized somewhat. I saw you submitted some card designs. I would’ve loved to but I don’t know the format they need to be in .. it’s over my head. Things are going great here in Lawrence. I’ve been thinking about getting some stuff together to enter the art in the park show in the spring. We’ll see though who knows. Well I’ll be looking for your submissions on future contests! Take care Eric.

Amy Gray on Sep 08 2018
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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Hi Eric! Thanks so much for your notes. I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how you’ve been. I hope all is well! Take care, Amy

Mariecor Agravante on Feb 25 2018
Mariecor Agravante
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Thank you so much, Eric -- I have emailed you the copy :)

Mariecor Agravante on Feb 25 2018
Mariecor Agravante
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Hi, Eric :) I was wondering if you have the time to collaborate for the Greeting Card challenge? If so, please let me know if you have a Facebook (or an email) where I can send a couple of my new, original copy (beyond what's on the approved Minted list) for you to design for. Thank you, Eric :)

Aspa Gika on Feb 06 2018
Aspa Gika
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Hi Eric, thanks so much for the like on my "Happy Forest" submission. Your "Tree on the Hill" is one of my favorites. Best of luck with the challenges.

Rega on Jan 10 2018
Rega
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Hi Eric,Thank you to you too for the likes :) Your Spring Descent is one of my favorites ! Wishing you the best of luck on the challenge :)

Amy Gray on Jan 07 2018
Amy Gray
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I was wondering the exact same thing! When is the West Elm contest? I hope they have it again this year...

Amy Gray on Jan 07 2018
Amy Gray
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Eric, I’m glad you submitted those pieces they’re very cool. Thanks for the well wishes! Good luck on your pieces as well.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jan 05 2018
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Eric, your submissions in the Make a Statement Challenge are beautiful . . . 'Scratching the Surface' is definitely one of my favorites.

Rebecca Rueth on Dec 05 2017
Rebecca Rueth
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Hi Eric, Thank you for the very nice comment on my artist page and the likes on several of my submissions from my Yosemite series. I really love the light in your "Nightfall" submission! Best of luck to you in this challenge!

Jason Derck on Dec 02 2017
Jason Derck
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Thanks for your kind comment on my page. You have some wonderful work. Best of luck in the Large Format challenge!

Janet Cruz on Jul 24 2017
Janet Cruz
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HI Eric, thanks for your like on my "Together at One Point". I appreciate it and your kind words on my submissions. Best of luck in the PB Challenge.

Jackie Crawford on Jul 17 2017
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Eric, thank you so much for your really kind comment on my llama design!!I am also still in a bit of shock it was picked!! I had so much fun drawing that little guy-- took me forever as I'm not a trained illustrator or anything, but I am learning! Hope you have great weekend and good luck in the New years challenge!!!

Caroline Mint on Jul 15 2017
Caroline Mint
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Thank you for your comment, I love the colors in your work here. And yes, I studied a lot composition, so I appreciate your comment.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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You know what I never bothered with the store because, like you said, it would be a lot to get all those high res shots and people on Minted don't really like my stuff I don't think. Haha . It's just not the right style .. I doubt anything would sell. So what is involved in phase two?

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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That's cool you submitted for the greeting cards. I'm OBSESSED with stock-piling greeting cards and am always looking for good ones. But I could never come up with ones myself . Too hard.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Oh yes your question makes perfect sense I wasn't thinking in terms of submitting to Minted because they asked me to submit mine the day after the contest ended! I had one day to get the file ready! I don't have a good camera so I take mine to a local photographer, Tim Forcade, he's AMAZING. he's really an artist. He takes a hi-res photo for me. It's not cheap I wish I could do it myself but I don't have the set up.. you probably do though don't you? To be honest the quality of the West Elm print was a little fuzzy. Made me realize that the quality of the file I submitted was probably overkill. But with West Elm you don't know what size print they will make your painting into.

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi! I think the only WE in the area is on the plaza.. I could be wrong. Last time my painting was only in the catalog and online .. not in the stores. A friend bought one so I got to see the print all framed up which was cool. Now do you mean what do I do if I'm going to sell a painting online ? Like on etsy?

Amy Gray on Apr 22 2017
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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Eric! I meant to message you yesterday to say congratulations!! i can never get this site to work right on my iPad. Way to go! Was yours a Minted pick or West Elm pick?

Toodles McChang Studios on Apr 07 2017
Toodles McChang Studios
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Thanks for your words of encouragement Eric!

Susan Asbill on Apr 06 2017
Susan Asbill
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Thank you for the kind words! Good luck... you have some great entries.

Courtney Crane on Mar 25 2017
Courtney Crane
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Hi Eric, I agree it is difficult to stop writing copy! You have some great entries...best of luck! Thanks for the likes! - Courtney

Corinne Aelbers on Mar 22 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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Hi Eric, it is always nice to hear from other minted artists. Your text messages are very upbeat and fun which is always popular with people. Good luck with all your entries in the challenges this year. - Corinne

Igor on Mar 10 2017
Igor
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Hi Eric! Thank you for your like on my work!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
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That's exactly what I'm using. Haha!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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You too! Yay! You are going to enter the show! That's awesome! You know what I always do when I go to respond I post the response on my own comment section accidentally ! It's like I'm having the conversation with myself. Ha!

Amy Gray on Feb 14 2017
Amy Gray
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Eric! I was going to leave you a message to see if you saw it! Crazy! Hope you're having a great day!

Jessica Baskin on Feb 13 2017
Jessica Baskin
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Hi Eric, thanks for your post! Wishing you the best as well!

Eric Ransom on Feb 08 2017
Eric Ransom
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Hi Amy, that was a great game! They haven't made them easy to get through-bigger point spreads would help! Guess it toughens them up. Sounds like such a thrilling and lively art scene at Lawrence. Doesn't surprise me. I haven't been there in ages. Used to go often, either to visit friends or catch a movie but I also studied with a piano teacher at KU for a couple of years - after my undergrad at UMKC. Several of my colleagues continued at KU. I did take some an Urban Design class there too when I almost went that route. Do you get to Kansas City often? Oils are gratifying, haven't tried acrylics, at least the good kind. The watercolors is tough. My kids are very artistic. I have twins - boy and girl, age 7. Clara is especially intuitive and gifted at art. They both study music and dance. She does violin and James takes after me - piano. I can see them immersing themselves in it for a lifetime, let's hope. We're not too pressured with pushing them. It's good to have that support line regarding your husband. Likewise, my spouse gives me plenty of room to explore and try things out. I'm thankful! Art shows can be laborious and maybe a hassle but exposure can help, I guess. Discouragement can be had. Even here on Minted. I'm glad I tried the Challenge again this year - it's been inspiring and great to connect with other artist like yourself. I've enjoyed the voting round so far. Lots of great stuff out there. Have a great day!

Amy Gray on Feb 07 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi Eric, how about that game last night?! That was a close one. You should TOTALLY enter your photographs in the art show! When is it? We have a juried art fair coming up I'm thinking about entering. If you get selected the show is outside and it just seems like so much work and expense for possibly NO return and probable discouragement! I don't know if I'll enter. My husband really wants me to try. He's so supportive, I'm grateful. As far as the oils class .. I LOVED it. I had always been intimidated by them.But once I learned how to use them I absolutely love it. The instructors are popular local Lawrence artists. Really talented and great teachers. I just love all the incredible colors you can mix that I can't get in acrylic. I'd like to do more abstract stuff with oils but I usually do those larger and the paint is so pricey. How many kids do you have and are they interested in art?

Amy Gray on Feb 03 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi Eric, you know the painting chosen was Fahrenheit. Your experiences are so funny becausethry remind me of myself. I took an oils class recently but I mostly only do still lifes in oil and abstracts in acrylic but I've never tried watercolor .. everybody says it's the hardest! I would buy your twin radiance in a second if I saw it in a gallery. Oh and I totally know how it is when stuff comes up! The whole year I was like I have to prepare stuff for the west Elm challenge I want to enter a lot ... But that didn't happen for this or that reason! Anyway I've enjoyed our chats! I'll be looking for your name on the winners list!

Amy Gray on Feb 02 2017
Amy Gray
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Hi Eric, you know the art scene in Lawrence is really thriving. The Final Fridays go all year round and lots of people are very supportive of the different galleries and the local artists. All the restaurants and coffee shops all have art hanging by local artists. There are a couple art fairs that are popular too. I do not have any of my work in any galleries because as you may have noticed from my submissions I have no idea what my style is yet! So until I figure that out I've just been selling somethings on Etsy. Is this your first year entering the west elm challenge? Last year I heard about the challenge two days before the entry deadline. I entered one painting and it ended getting chosen and was on the cover of the catalogue! That really boosted my confidence and made me want to try again this year. you should definitely enter your paintings! They'll probably have another artwork type contest some time during the year. How is it where you live? Do you sell your photos somewhere?

Amy Gray on Feb 02 2017
Amy Gray
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Eric! Believe it or not I'm a big Jayhawks fan! I actually work for the former athletic director so I sort of have to be;-) last night they beat Baylor who are ranked #2 so that was exciting. I absolutely LOVE your work. Best wishes for the contest and ROCK CHALK!!

Karen Kardatzke on Feb 01 2017
Karen Kardatzke
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Eric - thanks for your kind words on my work! You've got some great pieces - best of luck to you as well! karen

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 31 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
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Hey Eric, thanks for your like on Aqua Fria. Much appreciated. Love your blurry imagery by the way. Great colors! All the best, Alison

Kathleen Petit on Mar 13 2016
Kathleen Petit
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Hi Eric, thank you for taking the time to 'like' "Fonts Aplenty." I appreciate the encouragement!

Bethania Lima on Feb 27 2016
Bethania Lima
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Hi, Eric. Thank you for the like on "Wholeharted". Very much appreciatd. All the best.

Maria Hilas Louie on Jan 28 2016
Maria Hilas Louie
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Hi Eric! Welcome to Minted. Thank you so much for you comment on my Golden Sand painting!

Courtney Crane on Jan 28 2016
Courtney Crane
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You are welcome Eric! I am really looking forward to seeing more of your work! I love the moodiness of your photograph! And thank you for the kind comments on my work!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jan 28 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
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You are so very welcome Eric. This photo is stunning!