Now through May 28 is a colorful exhibition showcasing the landscapes of Erin Hanson. Where?
2016 officially marks 100 years for our nation’s National Park Service. In honor of the centennial, the St. George Art Museum in Utah has launched “Erin Hanson’s Painted Parks” — a solo exhibition of the artist’s moving impressionistic landscapes.

Erin Hanson, “Journey Into Cedar Breaks,” oil, 58 x 58 in. (c) Erin Hanson 2016

“Erin Hanson’s Painted Parks” opened on January 16 and will be on view through May 28. The show will feature 35 works from Hanson. The solo show is just part of a yearlong series of juried art shows at the museum in celebration of our National Parks.

Erin Hanson, “Cedar Breaks Color,” oil, 70 x 50 in. (c) Erin Hanson 2016

Discussing the exhibition, Hanson noted, “This collection of National Park paintings has been in the process of creation since I was a young girl growing up in Los Angeles. When I was a child, I would look forward eagerly every year to escaping the ordinary routine of city life and having the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. I remember laying on my back under these impossibly tall pine trees, after hiking all day to reach a forested peak in the Angeles Crest National Forest. All I could hear was the surprisingly loud and changing melody of the wind moving through the pine boughs. I was only one day away from my concrete-lined home life, but it felt like an entirely different world.”
To learn more, visit Erin Hanson.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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