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Abstract expressionist landscape painting of Ocotillo cacti, by Erin Hanson




20 x 30 in



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Borrego Springs proudly presents its blooming ocotillos, their tall spider stalks bending under the weight of their heavy red flowers. The distant mountains appear clear and blue in the dry desert atmosphere. This painting is created with thick, impasto brush strokes that create a mosaic of color and texture.


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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