Contemporary Impressionism Erin Hanson Art Gallery

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 Available Paintings

Discover the contemporary impressionist who is inspiring millions: Erin Hanson, the founder of Open Impressionism, has captured the imagination of art enthusiasts around the world. 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. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary Impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

Click here to view Erin Hanson's portfolio of original oil paintings. Erin Hanson paintings sell quickly, often before they are dry. Here is a link to Hanson's currently available works. 

The Erin Hanson Gallery

Visit Erin Hanson's 18,000-square foot studio and art gallery in McMinnville, located in Oregon wine country. 

The Erin Hanson Gallery
1805 NE Colvin Ct
McMinnville, OR 97128

(503) 334-3670

Walk-in hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

 What is Open Impressionism?

Erin Hanson is the creator of the contemporary painting style "Open Impressionism," which is now being taught in art schools and colleges worldwide. Open Impressionism is a blend of classic impressionism and modern expressionism, with a dash of plein air style.

Hanson has spent 20 years developing the unique techniques of Open Impressionism, which involve minimal brush strokes and the impasto application of paint. Unlike traditional oil painters, Hanson does not build up the painting layer by layer; instead, she lays her paint strokes side by side without overlapping and works to get each stroke "right the first time." The clean brush strokes give her paintings a mosaic or stained-glass appearance, while also conveying a sense of movement and spontaneity. She uses a limited palette of only five pigments to create vivid, un-muddied colors that ignite the imagination.

Open Impressionism continues the work of impressionists and post-impressionists like Monet and Van Gogh. The purpose of each painting is to capture the fleeting and momentary light seen out of doors, especially during early dawn and sunset. Like other impressionist painters, Hanson's work appears more abstract when viewed up close and "goes into focus" when seen from a few feet away. <CLICK TO LEARN MORE>

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Open Impressionism Book

Coffee Table Book, 12x12 in
Erin Hanson has developed a unique style of painting known as Open Impressionism. This coffee table book shows the progression of Erin's style over 300 pages of full-color images. Explore the beautiful landscapes and sun-drenched colors of the West through the eyes of contemporary impressionist Erin Hanson, and experience the evolution of Open Impressionism.

Wine Country Book

Coffee Table Book, 12x10 in
Erin’s newest coffee table book has now been released! Wine Country: Impressions in Oil (2018) contains over 300 paintings of lush vineyards, rolling hills, and iconic oak trees from around the United States.

Purchase Prints

Purchase fine art prints directly from Erin Hanson. We offer stretched canvas prints in a variety of floater frames. These open-edition prints are based on photos that Erin Hanson takes herself, to ensure accurate reproductions of her works. They are designed to capture the texture of an original oil painting through the illusion of photography.

3-D Textured Replicas

Discover the cutting-edge technology of 3-D printing. Each 3-D Textured Replica captures the same brush strokes and colors as the original, using micro-layered 3-D modeling and 48-bit color to create the most realistic painting reproductions available today.

Erin Hanson Blog

Visit Erin's blog for a wealth of articles written by Erin Hanson and guest authors including biographies, interviews, adventure stories, in-depth painting looks, interior design tips, events and collection releases, news articles, and much more!

Artist Adventure Series

Erin explores the wilderness as a rock climber, backpacker, and photographer, gathering reference material to use in her paintings. She seeks out the isolation of deserted locations, surrounding herself in natural beauty, and she also finds inspiration by exploring our National Parks and wine country regions. Read about her adventures in the Adventure Series Blogs.

Museum Shows

Erin Hanson's paintings have been shown in ten art museums across the United States. Along with several group exhibitions, she has had two solo exhibitions (both were sell-out shows), with two more solo shows scheduled for 2021 and 2023. 

Artist Resources

Erin recently launched her Artist Mentorship Program! This study-at-home program will guide artists in building their basics, developing mastery, and creating their own style. The purpose of the program is to help artists learn how to create paintings the way they've always wanted to create. 


Erin Hanson artistERIN 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.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work.  As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.