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Monument Valley desert original oil painting by Western landscape impressionist painter Erin Hanson.

Desert Monsoon



36 x 50 in



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About the Painting

Deep in Monument Valley, standing between the looming Mittens, a passing monsoon showered down upon the red desert earth. The buttes glowed pink and purple in the light of the setting sun, while the green and gold desert shrubs glinted in the fading light.

"Desert Monsoon" is an original oil painting created on stretched canvas and framed in a contemporary gold floater frame.


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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