Erika Hellmich was born in 1957 in Moosburg an der Isar in Germany, where she started painting early in life.
In 1980 she moved to West Cork in Ireland where she worked in her half an acre organic garden, and she and her Husband ran a B&B accessible for wheelchair drivers, later Cafe Muesli in Macroom.
She attended the Crawford College as a Mature Student and lives in East Cork now.
Her Work is a response to situations and on goings in her surroundings, personal and general, that encounter her on her journey through life. Using a variety of mediums she challenges her point of view and looks for possible dialog and outcome.