Erin Hanson is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child. Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris. READ MORE
These paintings were all inspired by this year’s super bloom, a rare explosion of desert wildflowers. They will be presented next weekend at Erin’s gallery in San Diego, and you are invited to join Erin for the artist’s reception! READ MORE
San Diego is a great destination city, with lots of fun activities to fill a weekend. The Erin Hanson Art Gallery recently opened and you may want to check it out. Call for appointment. Her website is: http://erinhanson.com/.
We’ve got an exclusive must read exclusive story by Hattie Xu with Erin Hanson at this link. READ MORE
I recently returned from an exploratory trip to Mendocino and Napa Valley. I spent a week photographing early morning light and long afternoon shadows. I have created a few new paintings already that I am eager to share. READ MORE
Expressive clouds dance above the horizon, spilling their color into the reflective pool of water below. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, capturing the motion and vibrancy of the wide outdoors. READ MORE
From La Jolla to Monterey, Erin Hanson has for many years traveled the diverse and spectacular California coast for inspiration for new paintings. You are invited to:
Erin Hanson: Coastal California
Saturday, June 24th | 5pm – 9pm
The Erin Hanson Gallery | 9705 Carroll Centre Road, San Diego, Ca 92126
The coast offers Hanson a sense of calm tranquility and neverending possibility. In this new collection you can expect, as ever, for Hanson to pull from her unique view of nature and her early dawn explorations to tell a story not yet seen on canvas of our beautiful Coastal California. READ MORE
Joshua Tree National Park is full of inspiration for painting, with its abstract piles of rocks and otherworldly Joshua Trees. This painting captures a pair of Joshuas dancing against a backdrop of California desert landscape. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, alive with color and motion. READ MORE
Torrey Pines is a lovely beach full of paintable hues of orange and lavender. This painting captures the beauty and solitude of the coastline with soft colors and long brush strokes. READ MORE
This painting was inspired by a uniquely-shaped coastal pine tree on a golf course in Pebble Beach.
Erin Hanson is now offering fine art prints directly to her fans and collectors.
Erin Hanson is now offering fine art prints directly to her fans and collectors. These beautiful prints are created on artist-selected canvas, with inks and finishes that Erin has determined most closely capture the look of her original oil paintings. READ MORE
The 2017 “super bloom” in southern California caused thousands of visitors to roam the desert and mountainsides, photographing the bright, abundant flowers. I explored the super bloom in Borrego Springs, and they were indeed the most beautiful I have ever seen in the desert! I was actually inspired to release a whole new collection of works of the super bloom, to be released later this summer. READ MORE
The bold color of desert dusk saturates this Arizona landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of seeing a beautiful sunset in person. This painting was inspired by the landscape near Saguaro National Park, in Arizona. READ MORE
“I just want people to be happy when they see my paintings” says artist Erin Hanson. In her studio, golden frames surround large panels of dizzying flower fields, jagged red cliffs, rivers trickling over rocky beds, and dense mountain forests. Erin’s art draws inspiration from the great outdoors. Whether she is visiting a new city for a show or touring a national park, she is constantly in search of scenes to paint.
Many of her works are inspired by her experiences rock-climbing and backpacking—she still takes week-long trips once or twice a year for the sheer enjoyment as well as to find more material for her paintings.
Erin has developed a personal style, called “open impressionism” making oil paint her primary medium because she likes the texture and its resemblance to the great Vincent van Gogh. READ MORE
Staff Writer Hattie Xu interviewed mega artist Erin Hanson for our upcoming edition. Here are some teaser holiday gift ideas and a little bit about Erin. Erin Hanson began painting as a young girl, voraciously learning oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, and life drawing from accomplished art instructors. She began commissioning paintings at age ten, and by age twelve, she was employed after school by a mural studio, learning the techniques of acrylics on the grand scale of forty-foot canvases. Two years later, a high school scholarship took her to Otis College of Art, where she immersed herself in figure drawing. Graduating high READ MORE
Fresh off Erin Hanson’s Easel We are pleased to feature Erin Hanson in our upcoming issue and wish to give you a preview of her newest paintings, fresh on the drying racks. The painting above was inspired by a spring-time exploration through Carmel Valley in California. The impressionistic brush strokes communicate the feeling and joy of being out in open space. (above) Hills of Gold Oil on canvas, 34×24, framed – $4,600 READ MORE