Erin Hanson: Alchemist of Color Exhibition
Art Exhibition at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Join art enthusiasts of every kind at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard California for the latest exhibition: Erin Hanson: Alchemist of Color.
This art exhibition showcases coastal and floral oil paintings created in Hanson’s open impressionist style. Each piece bursts with vibrant color and celebrates the contrasts of light and shadow.
All of Erin Hanson’s paintings are created from a limited palette mixed from five pure pigments. The depth of color, delicate gradation, and complexity of technique all go to show how Hanson earned the title of “the alchemist of color.”
Hanson's oil paintings are preplanned, with a palette mixed before the artist lays down her first brushstroke. After this, each stroke is placed precisely, with little to no overlap, resulting in striking color. Nature’s wild beauty is showcased perfectly with this technique, the power of which comes through when one stands in front of these canvases.
Erin Hanson: Alchemist of Color runs from October 5th through December 28th, 2023 at Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
Enjoy this in-depth look with Erin Hanson, the alchemist of color.
Here is a look at a few of the paintings featured in this exhibition.
Coastal in Purple by Erin Hanson
Coastal in Red by Erin Hanson
Cypress in Diptych by Erin Hanson
Find further information about Channel Islands Maritime Museum here:
Address: 3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035
Hours: Thurs-Mon 12-4 PM
Closed: Tues and Weds
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Seniors and Active Military $5.00
College Students (with ID) $5.00
Youth/Children under 18 Free
We hope you enjoy the art!
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.