We’re A(Dorn)ing This Painter
This article is dripping with not only color but also a whole lot of talent to go with it. And who is the person creating the works you’re seeing all over this page, you ask? From child prodigy to artist extraordinaire, Erin Hanson is changing the art world as we know it. An up and coming artist known as the next Monet with her own style of Impressionism, termed Open-Impressionism, Hanson got inspired to create her style of painting simply by being out in the Red Rock Canyon.
We know what you’re thinking: so what you’re saying is that hiking in the Cleveland Metro Parks gives me a chance to be the next Monet? Maybe, possibly, sorry but I’m swaying towards not likely. While the Metro Parks are blossoming with color, it seems to be the person, and more specifically the thinking of that person, not the place, that is bringing these paintings to life. Erin Hanson is extraordinary and not your average, everyday hiker. With over 30 Museum Collections, Exhibitions, and Awards this is an artist we aspire to be.
“Rock climbing brought me back to my artist roots, and my love for the outdoors is boldly expressed in my oils. Some might consider the desert to be drab and colorless, with white granite rocks and scraggly trees, but I love to capture the moments when early morning light peeks through and lights everything up with sherbets, lavenders and ice cream colors. I want others to experience the drama and excitement of the landscape like I do.”
Coined as Open-Impressionism, Erin Hanson’s style of painting brings out the rich colors that flood nature daily but many people miss. Impressionism has been branded as largely having painters who break the boundaries of artistic techniques. In the case of Erin Hanson’s Open-Impressionism, it is a style of painting meant to capture and bring the emotion the painter feels in nature to the viewer.
“Each painting is more of an emotional work than a photographic representation.”
Needless to say, if we start seeing the world in even just 1/100th of the way Erin Hanson does, our days will positively start to get a lot more colorful.