Having graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2008, Eerren’s first instinct was to have space to work and begin working as a freelance illustrator. She used the 200 square foot personal art space for a few months before she had the grand opening of Modest Fly Art in 2009. She had decided to use her small space as a boutique art gallery, showcasing other artists just starting out in her community. As she began meeting new artists, she was excited for each show she was curating for her monthly openings. After a few years of running the gallery, she expanded the studio space to an even bigger gallery at an additional 700 square feet of space.
With more openings and shows, she, then, decided to start teaching art. As she began teaching to only a couple of students at a time, while still running the gallery, she increased her student list and began growing at a normal pace, through referrals. Today, she has a 1200 square foot studio space on Commerce Avenue in Tujunga, California and, with the help of her staff, they are offering art lessons to 100 plus students. As they transition into a non-profit, Eerren has many goals and dreams for the studio to keep growing and be able to reach people all around the world. She dreams of reaching those that need a bit of creativity in their life and do not have necessities due to a variety of life situations and circumstances.
“The studio has been a little haven of mine as I’ve used it for personal space, events, workshops, and classes. It has grown with me as I’ve grown from a young lady into a young woman and mother. We continue to keep the momentum going and are so grateful to do what we love. I am always grateful to God, my family at home, and my family at the studio for what they have given me and done for me so that I would be able to experience today as it is... so beautiful and perfect.” - Eerren
"There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world,
for the better." - Gloria Steinem