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Artist Adventure Series, No. 1

Erin Hanson's Passion for Adventure Shapes Her Art

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Climbing in Red Rock Canyon is an addictive sport. The steep overhanging cliffs become a monstrous feat that one must, at all odds, overcome. Day after day, hour after hour, you battle the rock holds, sometimes spending a week just to master one tricky maneuver. But when you finally get to the top, the whole world rolling out beneath you, you remember why you deal daily with the scratches, rope burn, tight shoes, heavy packs, and tendonitis. It’s all worth it. 


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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