Napa Disaster Relief
Saturday, October 14, 2017
California artist Erin Hanson visited Napa Valley just one month before the recent fires, exploring the terrain to find inspiration for her impressionistic oil paintings. After hearing about the disaster, the young artist decided she must do something to help. "California wine country has always been one of my biggest sources of inspiration, and the landscape is beloved by locals and travelers alike," says the artist.
Hanson came up with the idea of selling her popular coffee table book, California Wine Country, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the two disaster relief funds below. For one month, for every book sold on Amazon or on her website, she will donate the full $65, split evenly between these two charities:
Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
Sonoma Humane Society
The artist also declared she will donate 10% of the proceeds from the four paintings she created after her recent trip to Napa last month. Just in the first two weeks, Erin Hanson raised over $3,000 to help families and animals in need.
Napa Eucalyptus, oil on canvas, 30x20 in
Napa Hills, oil on canvas, 28x24 in
Mendocino Coast, oil on canvas, 50x40 in
Napa Oaks, oil on canvas, 72x60
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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