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Erin Hanson | Contemporary Artist Featured in LA Lady Magazine

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Contemporary Impressionist Erin Hanson was featured in LA Lady Magazine in January of 2016.  Here is her interview:


Once you decided you wanted to pursue art, what was the first action step you took?  
I decided I wanted to get back into oil painting when I driving from LA to Las Vegas during a move. My first decision was deciding “what should I paint?”  Luckily it was particularly beautiful driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas that day, and I decided without reservation that I would paint landscapes.  Later that week I discovered Red Rock Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas, and decided that was the most beautiful landscape I had ever seen.  I started rock climbing every week, and so for two years I only painted rocks and sunrises and stunning desert vistas.

What is it about your passion that gets you out of bed in the morning?  
I get very excited at the thought of starting a new painting and making this painting the best I have ever done.  It is always a bit of struggle during the painting processes, as I fight to make the paint and the canvas become more vibrant and more alive than “real life,” but the end product is almost always satisfactory.

If you could have an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world to paint, where would it be? 
I would like to go to southern France, and then meander around to Greece.  I like the idea of painting romantic European landscapes and visiting all the past masters’ sources of inspiration.

LA Lady Magazine  |  Stevie Nelson Photography


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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