californian artist Erin Hanson creates colorful landscape paintings that pay homage to the great American outdoors. His latest series was recently compiled into a 300-page art book, titled Wine Country: Oil prints, and celebrates the beautiful wine regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Virginia.
An avid climber and backpacker, Hanson has always had an affinity for nature. She began painting as a young girl, learning oil, acrylic and watercolor from her teachers. After experimenting with various mediums, she eventually developed her own contemporary style, known today as “open impressionism”. His pioneering technique involves confidently applying dabs of impasto paint to the canvas just once, without layering colors. Inspired by the natural landscapes she encounters during her adventures, she paints the landscapes of America as “abstract mosaics of colors and textures”.
Rendered in his signature style, Hanson’s Wine country The series of oil paintings are reminiscent of early Impressionist works, where the canvases are covered with thick, textured brush strokes. Mountain landscapes are depicted as sunlit rows of rich blue and purple shapes, trees are depicted as dabbed paint strokes, and coastlines are depicted as texturally patterned swirls. His artist statement reads: “Like a full bodied wine, Hanson’s palette is vibrant and rich in texture and light, a sumptuous feast for the senses. “
You can buy the Wine Country: Oil prints art book on Amazon and see more of Hanson’s work on his website.
California artist Erin Hanson creates colorful landscape paintings that pay homage to the great outdoors in America.
His latest series celebrates the beautiful wine regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Virginia.
Rendered in her own unique style, she paints the panoramas of America as “abstract mosaics of color and texture”.
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