We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Hanson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, is there something you believe many others might not?
That becoming an artist will mean you have to suffer the life of a poor destitute.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I would say that it hasn’t always been easy but it HAS always been fun. There is something about overcoming obstacles that is so invigorating. The things I think I am most proud of is hearing how my artwork brighten people’s days. Even if it is a postcard of my work that they put up on their fridge. I love to hear that the images inspire them, bring joy to their days and make them feel inspired to get outside to enjoy nature.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
San Diego is such a fun place to visit and live. You can’t visit without going to the La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines and Coronado. The zoos are also brilliant and beautiful and you can’t miss Balboa Park. You would need to eat at the following places: Extraordinary Desserts, Cucina Urbana and Piatti. Waterfront Park is also iconic and kids would love the fountains.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My team. Most of the people in my team (that work at the galleries) are family and have been with me for years.
Credit: The Erin Hanson Gallery