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, Canyon de Chelly, and Monument Valley. Other favorite haunts include Paso Robles, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Anza-Borrego desert. Erin Hanson transforms these landscapes into abstract mosaics 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.
About the Artist
Erin Hanson creates vibrant and inspiring landscapes in her signature modern blend of classic impressionism and expressionism, which is becoming well known as "Open Impressionism." A bold impasto paint style breathes life into her colorful large wrap canvases. Raised in the Southern California desert, Hanson's thirst for adventure and love for art has been evident from a young age. First painting in oils on a easel constructed by her father while in elementary school, Hanson has rapidly emerged as a must-watch artist for art and nature lovers worldwide.