Impressions of California: Solo Exhibit by Erin Hanson
September 1st - September 25th, 2016
Studios on the Park, Downtown Paso Robles, California
Erin Hanson first discovered Paso Robles during a romantic getaway, a trip that was initially scheduled to continue up the coast through Carmel and Big Sur. On that fateful day, Hanson stopped dead in her tracks, entranced by the beauty of Paso Robles.
Hanson proceeded to spend the week exploring Paso’s classic rolling green hills and expansive views. She drove for days through the winding outskirts of town, weaving through shadows cast by looming trees and gnarled branches. She watched the early dawn light embrace the softly rounded hills and brighten into blue skies dancing with puffy clouds. Each sunset brought a new vista of saturated color and more inspiration for the artist.
At this time, Hanson, an already accomplished impressionistic artist, had spent the previous 4 years rock climbing and exploring the desert landscapes of Utah, Nevada, and Southern California. Her first trip to Paso Robles was a pivotal point in her career, causing an abrupt change in painting subject matter. A few hundred paintings later, Hanson’s paintings of California wine country have become synonymous with Paso Robles, her bright and colorful paintings still capturing the magic Hanson felt 6 years ago when she first discovered Paso. Erin Hanson’s intense dedication to her craft can be likened only to the great masters of impressionism with which she is so frequently compared.
Erin Hanson showcases her work annually at Studios on the Park, in downtown Paso Robles. Her month-long exhibitions, showcasing dozens of original oil paintings, are eagerly awaited by locals and travelers alike. In September, 2016, Hanson is honored to present her 5th annual solo exhibition at Studios on the Park.
This year Hanson will be presenting a collection of landscapes inspired by the diverse regions of California, from the Sierras to the coast, from dusky deserts to wild sunsets.
We welcome you to immerse yourself in the world of Erin Hanson at this month-long exhibition.
September 1st - September 25th
Exhibition Special Events
Live Demonstration by Erin Hanson
Saturday, September 3rd, 8 am - Noon
Art After Dark Paso
Saturday, September 3rd, 6 pm - 9 pm
Weekly Exhibition Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 12 noon - 4 pm
Thursday: 12 noon - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday: Noon - 9 pm
Sunday: Noon - 6 pm
Private viewings available by appointment Monday - Wednesday.
To schedule, please call Sasha at 805.610.5596.
Studios on the Park
1130 Pine Street (between 11th and 12th)
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson studied Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.
Inspired by rock climbing Red Rock Canyon and the southern California desert, Hanson has since spent almost a decade painting the dramatic scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.
STUDIOS ON THE PARK engages and inspires the San Luis Obispo County community and its visitors with a unique open studio environment. Studios features artists working in a variety of media, educational programs for children and adults, and quality exhibitions by regional, national and international artists.
Studios on the Park, Inc. (Studios) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative, educational, and transformational experience to enhance understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.