Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative priest who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences.

Using his passion and commitment to craft, Scott has been a working artist for over a decade, and has had his work appear on CNN, National Geographic, and various magazines and newspaper outlets. Most recently, Scott released “Stations In The Street”, an open share stations of the cross street art show, that was hung by faith communities worldwide, and utilized for Tyler Perry’s Passion Live on Fox Television. 

As a speaker, Scott brings his training as an educator and his experience as a visual communicator to all of his presentations. His goal is to bring something for his “A.D.D. brothers and sisters out there”… making sure every speech is thoughtful, entertaining, wondrous, and filled with visual elements and live creating. You can find Scott speaking at various weekend retreats, conferences, and living rooms throughout the nation.

Wrestling with his own professional burnout and clinical depression, Scott believes in turning your deepest pain into something that can be restorative. He did just that in writing his first touring one man show “We Are Not Troubled Guests” in which he navigates the surprising gift of an existential crisis through storytelling, live painting, and video curation. 

He is the co-author of, Prayer: Forty Days of Practice, an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, and a professional dishwasher for his food blogging wife. 

Scott is most loved by his wife Holly and his children Anders and Elsa. 

Topics Include
Art + Church I Spiritual Practice I Depression + Doubt I Prayer
Formats Include
Keynote I Weekend Retreat I Interactive Performance

Past Engagements

  • George Fox University Fall Retreat
  • Collide Conference
  • Young Life - Washington State Leadership Conference
  • Jubilee Conference
  • Design Museum of Portland

Travel Info

Departing From:
Portland, OR



While his presentation was more than excellent, his ability to engage and individually value the students following the chapel was second to none. As a pastor, my heart was full as I saw students interested, pondering, and imagining the story of Jesus told through the life and art of Scott Erickson.
— Stephen Kimpel, Chaplain, The King’s Academy, Palm Beach, FL
Scott is a talented artist—but his true giftedness is found not only in what he creates but how he creates and communicates in unforgettable, life-changing ways with his audience. The synergy he creates between canvas, paint, and an audience are captivating.
— Margaret Feinberg, Author, Speaker