Muir Woods - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

Muir Woods - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

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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 ArtistERIN 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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