Erin W. Hood
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  • Sarasota, FL
  • United States
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Figure Model, Draftsman, CAD Designer, US Air Foirce Veteran
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The things I like most about the Sarasota/Manatee area
Being a Native..!

I love Sarasota's history, climate, ecology, the beach, the people, the under-rated Musical and Arts related Mecca that is here and the way the air smells at night.
My Interests & Hobbies
Frisbee & the Beach
Live Music & Playing Guitar
Firearms & Shooting Sports
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About me:

I work primarily in figure modeling, both for Ringling College of Art & Design and also at large in the Sarasota area, but I am quite interested in photography and acting (visual or voice) related work.

I am a performance oriented individual and I take my work seriously. I always want to do the best possible work any Artist, Photographer, Instructor or Student and I would extend and expect fair, professional treatment in any form of collaboration.

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Model Mayhem

Goals in this forum are:

To maintain a positive reputation and further my progress in figure modeling endeavors.

To expand into acting and voice over work in the narrative, instructional or comedic genres.

To expand into Photographic Areas of Modeling for:
- Collegiate Figure & Anatomy Instruction
- Fashion & Runway Publications
- Nudes & Artistic Nudes

Vision as a Figure Model:

"To Serve as an Aid to the Instructor,
A Tool to the Student,
and to Exemplify How to Imbue the Virtues of the Fine Arts".


Acceptable Methods of Compensation:

Monetary: Cash, Check or Electronic Deposit.


I accept paid assignments with only limited TF work for which I would require a Mutual release, no exceptions.

I am flexible on terms and will normally negotiate them on a case specific basis.

Payments for one-time modeling sessions should be completed at the end of each session excepting agreements for ongoing or recurring sessions related to a particular class, project, or portrait. Telling me that you'll have a check for me in the future is NOT acceptable.

Contact Me::

Due to the nature of this forum, I am currently using email as my primary means of communication:


My figure work is primarily for instructional purposes, to date My credits include;

Art Related Institutions & Organizations

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Special Exhibitions

Where I'm currently featured in an exhibition entitled:

"Language of the Nude"; Four Centuries of Drawing the Human Body.

On display until late July '09.

Admission to this Excellent exhibition and the rest of the Ringling Museum is FREE on Mondays

Ringling College of Art & Design.

Back study in water color by Steph White

It has been my privilege as a Figure Model to have been able to work for the following Fine Artists & Fine Arts Educators at RCAD:
-Lucy Barber, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Aaron Board, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Peter Brown, B.S., M.F.A.
-Marianne Chapel, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Robin Cody, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Fiore Custode, B.F.A.
-Hugh Davies, B.A., M.A.
-Leslie Elsasser, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Robert Farber, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Larry Forgard
-Carl E. Johnson, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Richard Johnson, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Peter McGinn, D.A.
-Marcus Michels, B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.
-Ellie Samuelson, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Jeff Schwartz, B.F.A., M.F.A.
-Hodges Soileau, B.A.
-George Pratt, B.F.A.
References upon request.

Figure Related Classes Include;
CORE 121 - Observational Figure for GIC,MD
CORE 122 - Contextual Figure for IL,ID
CORE 123 - Contextual Figure for CA
CORE 125 - Interpretive Figure for FA
EL 205 - Intro to Figure Painting I
EL 213 - Figure Anatomy
EL 367 - Advanced Figure Painting/Figure Drawing
EL 368 - Advanced Painting/Figure Drawing
EL 467 - Adv Figure Painting/Adv Figure Drawing
EL 468 - Adv Figure Painting/Adv Figure Drawing
FA 221 - Figure Drawing II
IL 221 - Figure II
IL 222 - Figure II
IL 377 - Figure Painting I
IL 378 - Figure Painting II

The Museum of Science and Industry.

I mimic the pose of a ‘plastinized’ cadaver. An extremely tough assignment with fully exerted poses.


Art Center Sarasota

Professional Artists

Bill Jerden; Figure for Fine Art instruction


Charles Miano: Figure for Fine Art Instruction at The Southern Atelier

Amazing work by Artist Mathew Buck:

Two 20 minute Back studies done in Pencil:

A Work in Pastels

Another in Charcoal




Courtney Strawn MM# 509082

"What if.."
From Her Homeless Shoot


Patrick Benjamin

Patrick was also part of Courtney's Homeless shoot and took these stills while Courtney was shooting the project stills.

Personally, I laugh when I see them, so I liken these to satire.

Here's another Satire:

The Flagrant Vagrant Florida Cracker

Note the striking continuity of form when comparing this frame against the previous still.

Samantha Delia

This still is a personal favorite of mine that get's a lot of positive feedback.


Andrew Christopher Burhoe

Andrew's Favorite still from that series;

I look forward to working with:
Photographer; Dale Henry, MM# 511586

Photographer; Kemuel Valdes, MM# 43699

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At 10:08am on January 4, 2011, Jack Alexander said…
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Erin !!!" Clap, Clap. Cheer,Cheer. Bravo. May your birthday
be joyously celebrated by one and all. God Bless! Truly, Jack
At 9:09am on July 2, 2010, Jack Alexander said…
Hi again Erin -- Here's an update for you. Enjoy my gift to you. Let us keep connected while networking through this site. If we are not yet networking friends, let us become friends now.

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At 8:52pm on January 30, 2010, Karena Donnelly said…
Thank you.... Several of them I took on a road trip across Canada last summer. The glass pieces I do in my studio here. i have so many pictures to put up....I will plug away at it..... Do you do a lot of photography yourself? Right now I am very focused on my glasswork and paintings..... but come spring and the beautiful weather..... my camera will take over again! Thanks
At 7:59pm on January 11, 2010, Evelyn McCorristin Peters said…
Hi Erin,

I have in the past worked quiet often from life. Right now I'm mainly focused on traditional and abstract landscapes along with illustrating a children's book. I have taken some classes with Charlie Miano in the past. Take care!
At 12:55pm on July 8, 2009, Jens Rios said…

I don't do as many figure studies these days as I used to, but would never turn down a commission if asked. Worked on a personal project awhile back called "Iron Maidens" that documented female body builders and contrasted their public physiques to their private everyday lives. The stringed instruments images are an on-going project that tends to abstract the instrument's forms, lines and texture and are taken with a very selective focus. Enjoyed seeing your work and hope to see more in the future. Take care.

Jens Rios
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