Erin B “E.B.” Fromkes

June 06, 2017

Erin B “E.B.” Fromkes

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Here we have an artist who rivals the likes of historic greats who painted in bed and through their pain. 

Erin B “E.B.” Fromkes

Erin B. “E.B” Fromkes

E.B. Fromkes uses her artistic voice to share unseen experiences and focuses on abilities found in disability. Many of her works relate to her living with CFS/ME, MSIDS, Lyme and co-infections. This mixed media artist and health activist creates paintings about her life and uses her condition as both material and subject matter. Adorning personal items, with leftover pills and decorating medical equipment to give them an edge, makes the journey more optimistic and helps spread awareness. One of her aspirations is to paint her way out of the darkness and make a life in Art throughout the process of recovery. Fromkes states, “I feel a certain responsibility as an artist to bring ‘invisible illness’ to the forefront.”

Named by Professional Artist Magazine as having, “The Most Inspirational Art Studio in the Country,” Fromkes lives and paints in West Palm Beach. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Art, from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her works have been shown in numerous juried art shows throughout South Florida and can also be found in private collections. Proceeding 1st place in the Juried 2014 “Fashion ARTillery “ at Armory Art Center, she collaborated in a project called “Melange” Where Art Meets Fashion @Continuum WPB. All looks that walked the runway did so for brave warriors fighting unseen battles. In 2016, Erin won the “Hector Ubertali / MUSE Award” which recognizes a Visual Artist, “whose life and work emulates excellence and contributes to the advancement of quality of life in Palm Beach County.” 

Currently, Fromkes is working on painting a quilt entitled, “Battle Tested.” She has been featured in various Magazines and is having a Solo Show at The Cornell Art Museum later this year. 

See and support her work here:

Instagram @e.b.fromkes @thewarriorprincessbattle

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