Erin Hanson

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It’s during a climb at the Red Rock Canyon, that bioengineering graduate Erin Hanson rediscovers, not her love for art which she’s always had, but the aspiration to make it a career. From then on, painting becomes a regular thing again and she comes up with an innovative approach whose influence belongs to the 19th century movement developped by Parisan artists: impressionism. The difference from the original technique lies in the way the paint is applied; instead of evened out, small strokes, the lack of the latter and numerous ridges bring out natural movements of nature, therefore bringing the masterpiece to life. Hanson’s work is simply breathtaking; the color palette in her landscapes is striking and when you look at certain details such as the sunsets, the multiple edges of a mountain or the area between branches and the sky, there’s an intriguing form of mosaic that’s generated by her style of painting.

The purpose of Open-Impressionism is to capture the true feeling of being outdoors, each painting more of an emotional work than a photographic representation. The wind pushing against your back, prickling the sweat in your hair, your feet sinking into the damp earth beneath an oak tree, eyes squinting against the sun, burrs in your socks, eyes moving endlessly across a perfect idyllic landscape; the purpose of a painting is to capture these fleeting experiences in a few swabs of paint.

Fewer strokes is better in Open-Impressionism. Color choice is secondary. Texture and spontaneity are everything.

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