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 Available Paintings

Erin Hanson is at the forefront of a new impressionistic movement and is the creator of the painting style known as “Open Impressionism.” Her bold and vivacious oil paintings bring fresh color to the contemporary art world.

Click here to view Erin Hanson's portfolio of available works. Erin Hanson original oil paintings sell quickly, and you can discover her available pieces on the first two pages of the portfolio. Original paintings are available from The Erin Hanson Gallery locations in Carmel and McMinnville:


Visit our retail gallery location in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea:

The Erin Hanson Gallery
San Carlos between 5th and 6th
Carmel, California, 93921

(831) 574-1782

Walk-in hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 6pm


Visit Erin Hanson's 18,000-square foot studio and art gallery in McMinnville, located in Oregon wine country. Join us for our Grand Opening on August 14th, 2021. Meanwhile, we are open for walk-ins!

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

(503) 334-3670

Walk-in hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

 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 around the world. 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 a mosaic or stained-glass appearance to her paintings, 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.

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Fresh from the Easel

"Paso Autumn"

Oil on linen, by Erin Hanson
9 x 12 in

Paso Robles is captured here in all the vivid hues of autumn. Curving grape vines reach into the warm afternoon sky, glowing with purple and red-orange.


 The Petite Collection

Visit the “Petite Collection” page to view Erin’s smaller works that are under 20 inches.  These collectible paintings arrive beautifully framed and ready to hang.

 Wine Country Collection

Browse Erin's newest paintings that were inspired by the idyllic landscapes of Paso Robles, Napa, and other wine country regions across America.

 Coastal Collection

Explore Erin Hanson paintings that were inspired by the multi-colored and beautiful coast line of California, from Mendocino to San Diego.

 Southwest Collection

Erin Hanson first began painting the red rock desert of the southwest when she was a rock climber living in Las Vegas. Her Southwest Collection includes paintings from Zion National Park, Bryce, Arches, Canyon de Chelly, and the Grand Canyon.

  View All Categories

Click here to view all the categories of Erin Hanson's original paintings. Discover the variety of landscapes and locales Erin loves to paint.


 Open Impressionism: Volume 2

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.

 2022 Calendars

We have four new Erin Hanson calendars for 2022!  Please click here to purchase Erin Hanson calendars on Amazon.

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.

Luxury Collectibles & Gifts

Erin Hanson's contemporary impressionism paintings are now available as luxury collectibles. Discover gorgeous furniture, home goods, clothes, bags and more that feature Erin Hanson's artwork.

Greeting Cards & More

Visit Erin Hanson's licensing website to purchase Erin Hanson greeting cards, as well as Erin Hanson prints on paper, wood, and metal.

 Design Inspirations

Free eBook
Click here to download Erin Hanson's 50-page booklet filled with interior design tips and inspirations.


 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. 

The Impressionist Magazine

Read the premier issue of The Impressionist and learn more about the advent of impressionism in Europe, as well as the development of post-impressionism and contemporary impressionism. The authors searched for fascinating and little-known facts about the impressionists, and we hope you enjoy the articles!

 3D Textured Replicas

Limited Edition 3-D Textured Replicas re-create the same brush strokes and colors as the original, using micro-layered 3D modeling and 48-bit color to create the most realistic painting reproductions available today.

New 3D Textured Prints - Video

Watch the video to learn more about Erin Hanson's ground-breaking new 3D print technology.

Open Impressionism Video

Watch this video about Erin Hanson and her style of painting, known as Open Impressionism.

Wine Country Video

Watch the video about Erin Hanson's newest book release: Wine Country: Impressions in Oil.

Inspired by Nature

"Big Sur Vista"

Oil on canvas, by Erin Hanson
36 x 48 in

"I want to bring the beauty of the impressionists back to the modern world of art. Nature provides me with endless compositions to paint, endless color combinations, endless joy." - Erin Hanson

 Collecting Original Art

Art collecting is about passion and emotion, and it's about finding art that captures something inside you and brings you back to gaze at the painting over and over again. Art collecting is a game, a lifelong pursuit of discovering what your tastes are and finding art that represents the way you view the world. <Click here to read more.>

 Commission a Painting

Read this blog for an example of how to commission an original oil painting. Erin Hanson can bring your vision to life with bold brush strokes and impressionistic color.

 We'd Love Your Feedback!

We would love to hear your opinions about art! Answer this fun 7-minute survey and you will be entered into a free monthly drawing for Erin's new coffee table book Wine Country: Impressions in Oil.

 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 they way they've always wanted to create. 


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.  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.