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Joshua Light, desert oil painting by Erin Hanson

Joshua Light



36 x 24 in


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The California desert at Joshua Tree has a beautiful, delicate light, making the distant mountain glow and the granite rocks reflect a rainbow of colors from their sparkling white surface. The brush strokes in this painting are free and impressionistic, full of texture and movement.


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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