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Introducing: Open Impressionism Vol II

What Inspires Erin Hanson?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Introducing Open Impressionism: Vol II, Featuring the Works of Erin Hanson

Click on the image above to view a short video of Erin Hanson personally introducing her new book, Open Impressionism: Volume II.

This hardbound coffee table book is an impressive artistic statement for any art lover's home or office. Open Impressionism Volume II offers 300 pages of sherbet mountains, violet hills, and kaleidoscope skies, as well as insider quotes and artist's statements.

"I have spent my life developing a unique style of painting that I call Open Impressionism. I started painting in oils when I was very young, about 8 years old. My style was actually inspired by rock climbing. I really like using lush, juicy brush strokes that jump off the canvas and really vivid, alive color that captures the emotion I feel when I am outdoors hiking and backpacking."

"You can see the kind of abstract shapes of the paint as they are layered onto the canvas.

"I want my paintings to capture the excitement of the landscapes I have discovered
 and give the viewers a sense of peace and escape from ordinary life.

"I actually create my full range of colors using a limited palette. From only 4 or 5 different colors I can create hundreds of different tones and values."


"I hope this book inspires you to bring more color and beauty into your life."


Buy here: Open Impressionism: Volume II            About Erin Hanson           Erin Hanson Portfolio




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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