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Oil painting of red maple trees near Tenryū-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, by contemporary artist Erin Hanson

Japanese Color



20 x 20 in


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About the Painting

My first visit to Kyoto, Japan, over Thanksgiving, was an eye-opening experience! I have never seen such vibrant fall colors before. I discovered these bright red maple trees outside Tenryū-ji Temple, in Arashiyama Park. I love the way their unique branches criss-cross and form abstract patterns against the sky.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The painting will be framed in a 23kt gold leaf floater frame to complement the colors in the piece. It arrives wired and ready to hang.


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.

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