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Muir Woods, bay area redwood forest painted in impressionist colors.

Muir Woods



30 x 40 in



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About the Painting

Muir Woods was the first place I went backpacking when I moved to UC Berkeley in California's Bay Area (many, many years ago!) I was awestruck by the massive evergreens, their thick trucks stretching impossibly high into the sky. All sounds were muffled under the redwood canopy, and there is a feeling of peace and escape. I tried to capture this emotion while painting this work.

"Muir Woods" is an original oil painting on stretched canvas. The piece arrives framed in a burnished silver floater frame, 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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