Embracing the Unknown: Erick Sandlin's Explorations
"When first encountering Erick Sandlin’s paintings, one’s attention is immediately commanded by their large, lush, highly chromatic surfaces. Bold, vibrant and highly expressive, the works give off an air of assertive improvisation; an artist entirely in tune with his instincts, guided formally toward a spontaneous, yet cohesive foray into the canvas."
"With titles like Easy on the Eyes, but a Kick in the Gut and On the Edge of a Cliff, and Nothing Bad Can Happen, Erick Sandlin’s work is one-of-a-kind. A self-taught abstract spray-painter, Sandlin admits that he shows no promise as an artist in the traditional sense."
Erick Sandlin: The Artist and Litigator Changing the Rules of Spray Paint
"There are clear differences between the state of mind of a lawyer and that of a fine artist. Living wholly in these two worlds, Sandlin has learned the balancing act of a profession founded on structure and that of an artist, freedom as the only will. Sandlin enables his process to evolve, and with spray paint as the primary medium, his work quickly takes on a life of its own."
Law & Disorder: Attorney and Abstract Artist Erick Sandlin's Undying Drive to Create
"According to Erick Sandlin, lawyers and artists have more in common than you would think. He would know—Sandlin is currently a practicing attorney with a bustling art career. Not only has the juxtaposition of art and law moved Sandlin forward in both directions, but his experience as a lawyer has prepared him for his journey as a painter in an incredibly pragmatic way."
"As attorneys, we always prefer hard evidence, solid case law, and a fairly clear path to winning our client’s case. Neither an attorney nor a client would be happy with a laid-back approach, letting the process meander, and leaving a result mostly up to chance. But that is exactly what the non-legal clients of Erick Sandlin want."