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Sogenchi Garden in Arashiyama Park, Kyoto Japan - original oil painting in a contemporary impressionist style, by Erin Hanson

Maple Path



48 x 71 in



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About the Painting

This painting was inspired by my recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, to see the famous maple trees changing color over Thanksgiving weekend. The Sogenchi Garden in Arashiyama Park was one of the most beautiful gardens I discovered. Each maple tree was infused with a different palette of color - ranging from brilliant yellow to golden orange to deep red. This painting captures the winding path through the Buddist garden.

This painting was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The piece arrives framed in a gilded floater frame, ready to hang.


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 havens 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 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, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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