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Oil painting of Haystack Rock, northwestern landscape painting by contemporary artist Erin Hanson

Haystack Coast



22 x 34 in



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Haystack Rock is a unique rock formation off the coast of Oregon. I used to visit Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock when I was a kid, and I remember many long summer days covered in fog and rain. I was lucky enough to capture this vista in mid-summer, when the fog had cleared and the sun was bright and beautiful.

As a side note, I remember first being inspired to have my own gallery when I was twelve years old, and I visited a watercolor artist who had a beautiful gallery overlooking Cannon Beach. I was awed by his huge studio and gallery and fantasized about being like him when I grew up. I was happy to see, when I revisited Cannon Beach a few years ago, that his gallery had grown and was twice the size of when I had seen it as a child!

This painting "Haystack Coast" was done on 3/4" canvas, and the painting will be framed in a gilded plein air frame. The painting arrives 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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