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Erin Hanson's Painted Parks at the St. George Art Museum

National Park Service's Centennial Celebration in Art

Friday, January 15, 2016


And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees,
 books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
 “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

"This collection of oil paintings is drawn exclusively from rock climbing,
 hiking, and backpacking trips I have done throughout the Western states.
 I plan several trips every year to explore and re-explore my favorite parks,
 including Joshua Tree, Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Canyon de Chelly,
 Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, and all the beautiful Parks in between.
 No matter how many times I have been to a park, when I wake up in the campground
 or in a bivy sack in a backcountry camping spot, I feel a complete
 sense of joy and overwhelming awe of my surroundings.
 I get back from each trip with thousands of photos that I use to try to
 re-capture these moments of peace and beauty on the canvas.
Erin Hanson

Erin Hanson's Painted Parks
 January 16th - May 28th, 2016
10% of all painting sales will be donated to Zion National Park.

St. George Art Museum
 200 North 47 East
 St. George, Utah 84770

"I have always considered landscapes to be the most beautiful thing
 I could paint, from stark mountain peaks to dramatic canyons to sunlight
 glittering through trees. Exploring these landscapes for a few days’
 backpacking or camping trip would be something I would plan for months
 in advance, and as soon as it was over I would
 eagerly begin planning the next escape.
Erin Hanson 

"I have always enjoyed the physical exertion that let me attain amazing
 mountain heights and views that only the most adventurous could achieve."

Erin Hanson

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The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! The Centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks by engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Join the celebration to explore, learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in over 400 national parks.






ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other havens of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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