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A Commission Steeped in Family History

Wednesday, November 11, 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 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 recesses 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 hundreds 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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