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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 in San Diego and Carmel.

in San Diego

Visit Erin Hanson's 7,000-square foot studio and art gallery in central San Diego, off Miramar Road. 

The Erin Hanson Gallery
9705 Carroll Centre Road
San Diego, CA 92126

(858) 324-4464

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm

in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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

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

(831) 574-1782

Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

 What is Open Impressionism?

Open Impressionism is a new style and movement that has sparked fresh enthusiasm for contemporary impressionism. Developed by Erin Hanson, Open Impressionism is characterized by wide brush strokes applied without layering and intense, vivid color. Open Impressionism is being taught in art schools and colleges across the world as a contemporary art style.

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2020 Calendars

We are pleased to announce the release of Erin Hanson's 2020 calendars. This year there were too many favorite paintings to fit into just one calendar... so Erin made three! All three calendars are available on Amazon while supplies last.

Fresh from the Easel

"Cypress Color"

Oil on canvas, by Erin Hanson
30 x 40 in

The twisted branches of the Monterey cypress tree catch the early morning light near Carmel, California. The thick, impressionist brush strokes convey motion and light between the trees. Each stroke is placed wet-on-wet, without layering, to create a sense of immediacy and freshness.

"Cypress Color" was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the piece. The work arrives framed in a hand-carved and Open Impressionist frame, gilded in 23kt gold leaf.

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 Book

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.

The Crystal Light Show

Join us in celebration of Erin's newest collection of works, The Crystal Light Show. Her iconic "Crystal Light" paintings each capture a moment of crystalline light and dramatic shadows, bringing to life the prismatic beauty of refracted light.

Enjoy this unique collection in our San Diego gallery at our artist's reception, along with live music and delightful wine.

The Crystal Light Show
The Erin Hanson Gallery in San Diego
9705 Carroll Centre Road
San Diego, CA 92126

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
4:00pm to 8:00pm

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!

Featured Collection

Visit the "Wine Country Collection" to view Erin's newest paintings that were inspired by the idyllic landscapes of Paso Robles, Napa, and other wine country regions across America.

Open Impressionism: Volume 2

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.

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. <Click here to see the exhibition schedule.>

Inspired by Nature

"Wildflower Light"

Oil on canvas, by Erin Hanson
40 x 30 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

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.

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.

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.>

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.


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.