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A Memorable Birthday Gift

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Commissioned Artwork Story

A lovely collector, based out of Japan, recently commissioned a painting for his wife's 50th birthday. Many years earlier they had spent a memorable vacation on Lake Kawachugi, across from Mt. Fuji, and he had snapped a stunning image of his wife waking up to the beautiful vista of the mountain at dawn.

Erin had always wanted to paint Mt. Fuji and the image was so impressionistically inclined that she accepted the commission. It was an utter delight to work with the husband and we are so happy to see how it all came together.

The collector and his wife returned to the very spot where they first captured the image for the surprise unveiling (pictured below!)

"It was such an incredible moment!  
She had no idea, and was completely overwhelmed 

with the beauty of your painting, Erin! 
"It was so amazing to watch the hues of the painting change
as the afternoon light faded into the evening and night.  

Erin, you really captured that moment perfectly, 
and we’ll treasure it forever."

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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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