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A Commission Steeped in Family History

Tuesday, November 10, 2020



"We just love the painting and are drawn in to it more every day.  
Thanks again for working with us and creating what to us is a masterpiece.

"As a teenager, my family was stationed overseas in Europe.  We were able to trace our
roots back to a small village in Switzerland named Steinen.  We located our family crest carved
into the posts of the town’s courthouse indicating our ancestors as one of the original founding families
of the village many centuries earlier. Fifty years later, my wife and I traveled back to
Switzerland in order for her to also experience the area and its intrinsic beauty.

"Photographs just didn’t seem adequate to memorialize the scene of this small,
quaint Swiss settlement. We decided to send numerous photos of Steinen to Erin Hanson,
whose artwork we own and whose style we admire. Erin undertook a commission and
drafted a small painted sketch for our review. She actively solicited our feedback
and suggestions regarding content and landform accuracy since she was painting from a
compilation of images. Following our approval, she proceeded in her unique style to convey
this beautiful setting to canvas with the village, lake, landmarks and meadows, and
the majestic Alps as the backdrop. It is a special piece of artwork that has so much
meaning to our family and which will be an heirloom for future generations".  - S. & J.A.



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ERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. 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.
 

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