We are proud to announce the return of Erin Hanson to Studios on the Park for the month of October 2013. After the smash success of her 2012 show, Hanson’s anticipated return will unveil her newest collection, PasoScapes: Oils by Erin Hanson. PasoScapes once again captures Paso’s graceful hillsides and lush hues in Hanson’s now signature Open-Impressionistic fashion.
Erin Hanson Open-Impressionism Painting Demonstrations
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 at 1 pm
Join us for two special demonstration by artist Erin Hanson and watch as she works in her signature Open-Impressionism style.
About Erin Hanson
Erin Hanson is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at 10 years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Erin Hanson took pause from art to major in Bioengineering. She has since spent eight years rock climbing and painting the scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism, and a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.
Erin began painting as a young girl, greedily learning oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and life drawing from her school’s art instructor. Since then, she has worked at a mural studio, studied at Otis College of Art, and explored graphic novel artwork and Japanese brush painting.
As her skill and confidence grew, she eventually developed the style of painting that she had always admired as a young child, using as few brush strokes as possible to create a fresh, alive picture of magnificent and dramatic landscapes.
Through the years, Hanson has continued to use the outdoors to inspire a huge collection of work. She visits the Colorado plateau every year, backpacking and hiking through areas such as Zion National Park, Canyonlands, and the Grand Canyon. Her other favorite places to paint include Paso Robles, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Anza-Borrego desert.
Erin Hanson transforms these landscapes into an abstract mosaic of color and texture, her impasto application of paint lending a sculptural effect to her art. Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to Western landscapes. Avid collectors span the globe, and Hanson shows her work in top-rated art festivals and galleries across the United States.