The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Erika McCoy

Watercolor Artist Bloom and Brush Studio
Home County: Hamilton
Cincinnati Ohio 45249 United States
Website: Bloom and Brush Studio


Erika McCoy is a watercolor artist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Erika has spent the last
twenty years in self study, honing her craft, and playing with color. She is passionate about exploring the beauty of nature through her work. Focused on florals, Erika’s paintings blend her love of watercolor with her fascination for light, shadow, color, and detail. Erika’s work has been featured in Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor, the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati Annual Show and the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Annual Show. She sells prints and cards of her work via Etsy and at art shows.


Watercolor Artist

Bloom and Brush Studio, Cincinnati, OH

October 2014 – PRESENT

  • Original floral, botanical, and nautical watercolor paintings 
  • Watercolor home portraits, commissioned originals
  • Produce and sell prints and greeting cards via Etsy and in person shows


Director of Children and Family Ministries

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

June 2020  – PRESENT

  • Provide pastoral care, programming, and support for members with young children, birth through grade 5.
  • “Superintendent” of PreK – Grade 5 church school, coordinate and train volunteers, plan curriculum
  • Develop formation and spiritual programming for families in collaboration with several ministries
  • Director of annual St. Barnabas Art Camp since creation in 2016


Marney Ward SFCA, SCA

Online Floral Watercolour Course


Gwendolyn Bragg, The Art League, Alexandria, VA

Beginning Watercolor


University of Maryland

College Park, MD 

MLS in Library Science

August 2002 – May 2005

Miami University, Oxford, OH 

BA in History

August 1995 – May 1999


  • Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society
  • Ohio Watercolor Society
  • Transparent Watercolor Society of America


  • Cincinnati Art Museum Holiday Market, 2023
  • Cincy Book Bus Depot Pop Up, 2023
  • Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati Annual Show, 2022
  • Evendale Fine Arts Exhibit, 2022
  • Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show, 2018 – 2022
  • 40th Anniversary Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor, 2021
  • Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati Virtual Gallery, 2021
  • Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Annual Show, 2020
  • Hyde Park Art Show, 2019
  • Yellow Springs Street Fair, 2019
  • Wyoming Art Show, Pat Painer Memorial Award, 2019
  • Bellevue Art in the Park, 2019
  • Northminster Fine Arts Fair, 2019
  • Ohio Explored Maker Mart, 2019
  • Midwest Maker Mart, 2019

Artist Statement

Nature is my cathedral. Nature – and its flowers, leaves, the sun, bees, birds – is where I experience awe and feel closest to understanding the beauty of creation. My watercolor paintings attempt to capture those emotions, the way plants make me feel. Over the last ten years I have learned and explored in my work, trying to accurately depict my favorite flowers and plants. In the last few years I lost so much creative energy due to being a member of the sandwich generation. I was raising a teenager, while caregiving for two dying in-laws, during a pandemic. Since June 2023, now that my in-laws’ life journey has come to an end, I have emerged from my caregiving fog and found my way back to the studio. I never lost my drive to get outside, find peace and joy in the dappled light of a forest floor, the movement of bees in my wildflower garden, or the way shadows and light bring a rose from beautiful to awe-inspiring. Now that I am finally able to create again I can’t get enough of sketching, photographing, painting, learning, exploring and playing.