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Paso Robles Oil Painting by Erin Hanson

Light over the Hills



36 x 48 in


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About the Painting

This painting is in the permanent collection at the Mattatuck Museum, in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Minute by minute, the dawn light changes over these rolling California hillsides. Driving through the winding roads as the sun cleared the horizon revealed vista after vista of "must-paint" landscape.


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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