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A Study in Orange: The Orange Collection by Erin Hanson

Erin Hanson's Orange Collection

Friday, September 16, 2016

ORANGE: the vibrant color which reflects joyous, bountiful energy. This color holds a peculiar fascination both for its many psychological effects and the challenge of utilizing it in modern impressionism. Erin Hanson has given herself the challenge of creating unique impressionist paintings with orange as the predominant color. From orange rock deserts to flaming sunsets to tangerine flowers, The Orange Show captures the creativity, determination, adventure, and fascination this unique color represents.

Gilded Path by Erin Hanson

Hanson’s collection is not the first of its type. Picasso famously themed his works by color in selections culminating in his blue and rose periods. The Orange Collection takes inspiration from this, color field, and color theory. Hanson utilizes orange combinations in each painting to develop the warmth of orange and bring a dynamic feel to each and every painting. There are both still life paintings as well as landscapes included in the collection, the oranges in each painting meticulously placed to impart depth and texture to the overall communication. The subject of each painting is dynamically and vibrantly brought to life with each deliberate stroke of Hanson’s brush.

Sunflowers in Orange by Erin Hanson   

Some paintings are thoroughly infused with shades of orange, running the spectrum from deep gold to fiery orange. Other paintings feature just a splash of orange, creating a depth that would be unattainable with another color.

Streak of Orange by Erin Hanson
Winter Orange by Erin Hanson

Several of Hanson’s paintings celebrate orange and juxtapose the heat of this color with cool azure or graphite. With Hanson’s expert brushstrokes and her hand-mixed colors, every viewer at the Orange Show will have their senses titillated by this incredible collection. Join us at The Erin Hanson Gallery from October 1st through 28th to witness this unique compilation of orange modern impressionism. If you simply cannot wait to see the collection, click here to enjoy the pieces online. 

Erin Hanson: The Orange Show  |  The Orange Collection


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 havens of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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