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Autumn tones of Arches National Park are captured in thick oil paint by artist Erin Hanson.

Arches National Park



8 x 10 in


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This painting is part of the show A FEELING OF HUMANITY: WESTERN ART FROM THE KEN RATNER COLLECTION, which will be traveling to the following museums: Mattuck Museum, 2014. Rockwell Museum of Western Art, 2015. Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, 2015.

Arches National Park is captured is loose brush strokes and vivid color, an excellent example of Hanson's signature style of Open Impressionism.


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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