Impressions of California:
September 1st – 25th | Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, California
Erin Hanson first discovered Paso Robles during a romantic getaway, a trip that was initially scheduled to continue up the coast through Carmel and Big Sur. On that fateful day, Hanson stopped dead in her tracks, entranced by the beauty of Paso Robles.
Hanson proceeded to spend the week exploring Paso’s classic rolling green hills and expansive views. She drove for days through the winding outskirts of town, weaving through shadows cast by looming trees and gnarled branches. She watched the early dawn light embrace the softly rounded hills and brighten into blue skies dancing with puffy clouds. Each sunset brought a new vista of saturated color and more inspiration for the artist.
At this time, Hanson, an already accomplished impressionistic artist, had spent the previous 4 years rock climbing and exploring the desert landscapes of Utah, Nevada, and Southern California. Her first trip to Paso Robles was a pivotal point in her career, causing an abrupt change in painting subject matter. A few hundred paintings later, Hanson’s paintings of California wine country have become synonymous with Paso Robles, her bright and colorful paintings still capturing the magic Hanson felt 6 years ago when she first discovered Paso. Erin Hanson’s intense dedication to her craft can be likened only to the great masters of impressionism with which she is so frequently compared.
Erin Hanson has since exhibited her work annually at Studios on the Park, in downtown Paso Robles. Her month-long exhibitions, showcasing dozens of original oil paintings, are eagerly awaited by locals and travelers alike. In September, 2016, Hanson is honored to present her 5th annual solo exhibition at Studios on the Park. This year Hanson will be presenting a collection of landscapes inspired by the diverse regions of California, from the Sierras to the coast, from dusky deserts to wild sunsets.
We welcome you to immerse yourself in the world of Erin Hanson at this month-long exhibition.
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