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Impressions of California

September 1, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Atrium Gallery

Experience the delightful and diverse scenery found across the state of California through the impressionistic landscapes of artist Erin Hanson.

Delicate wildflowers, textured mountain ranges, dusky deserts, and wild sunsets come to life through Hanson's signature impasto style featuring bold, sweeping brushstrokes and vivid color application.

Exhibition Special Events
Live Painting Demonstration
Saturday, September 3: 8 am - 12 noon

Artist's Talk
Saturday, September 3: 5:45 pm

Art After Dark Paso Opening Reception
Saturday, September 3: 6 pm - 9 pm

About Erin Hanson
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.

2016 marks Erin Hanson’s 5th annual solo exhibition at Studios on the Park. Her month-long exhibitions, showcasing dozens of original oil paintings, are eagerly awaited by locals and travelers alike.

With Impressions of California, experience the delightful and diverse scenery found across the state of California. Delicate wildflowers, textured mountain ranges, dusky deserts, and wild sunsets come to life through Hanson’s signature impasto style, featuring bold, sweeping brushstrokes and vivid color application.

Immerse yourself in the impressionistic landscapes of artist Erin Hanson.