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Artist’s Talk with Erin Hanson, St George Art Museum, Utah
The St. George Art Museum Presents
ARTIST’S TALK WITH ERIN HANSON
DISCUSSING: Erin Hanson’s Painted Parks
A Collection Commemorating the National Park Services Centennial
Erin Hanson is known for daring impressionistic landscapes, deftly capturing the wild in expected color and inspiring light. Her works have been on view at the St. George Art Museum as part of the museums yearlong campaign honoring our National Park Services Centennial. 10% of all proceeds from this exhibition benefit Zion National Park.
“When I was invited to show my paintings at the St George Art Museum, I was delighted at the opportunity to share with the world my vision of the National Parks, up close and personal. I love the intense, saturated colors I see at dawn and sunsets, so many of my paintings are re-imagined creations of those times of the day. I use vivid colors to excite the imagination and allow viewers to explore their own experiences and dreams of the wide outdoors. My thick, chunky style of laying on paint strokes has an impressionistic feel that makes you want to reach out and touch the canvas. I want my paintings to be as alive and vibrant as the scenery that inspired them.” – Erin Hanson
Thursday, May 19th | 7pm
St. George Art Museum
200 North 47 East St. George, UT 84770
This talk is free and open to the public.
ABOUT ERIN HANSON
ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson studied Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.
Inspired by rock climbing Red Rock Canyon and the southern California desert, Hanson now paints the dramatic scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.