A View Inside Contemporary Impressionism: The Works of Erin Hanson

The Works of Erin Hanson in Vivid Detail: Open Impressionism Vol II

This hardbound coffee table book is an impressive artistic statement for any art lover’s home or office. Open Impressionism Volume II offers 300 pages of sherbet mountains, violet hills and kaleidoscope skies as well as insider quotes and artist’s statements.

I have spent my life developing a unique style of painting that I call Open Impressionism. I started painting in oils when I was very young, about 8 years old. My style was actually inspired by rock climbing.

“I have spent my life developing a unique style of painting that I call Open Impressionism. I started painting in oils when I was very young, about 8 years old. My style was actually inspired by rock climbing.”

I really like using lush, juicy brush strokes that jump off the canvas and really vivid, alive color that captures the emotion I feel when I am outdoors hiking and backpacking.

“I really like using lush, juicy brush strokes that jump off the canvas and really vivid, alive color that captures the emotion I feel when I am outdoors hiking and backpacking.”

You can see, the kind of abstract shapes of the paint as they are layered onto the canvas.

“You can see, the kind of abstract shapes of the paint as they are layered onto the canvas.”

I actually create my full range of colors using a limited palette. From only 4 or 5 different colors I can create hundreds of different tons and values.

“I actually create my full range of colors using a limited palette. From only 4 or 5 different colors I can create hundreds of different tons and values.”

"As viewers are flipping through my book, I want them to feel a sense of peace and I want to help inspire them to go beyond their everyday life. I hope this book inspires you to bring more color and beauty into your life."

“As viewers are flipping through my book, I want them to feel a sense of peace and I want to help inspire them to go beyond their everyday life. I hope this book inspires you to bring more color and beauty into your life.”

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