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Methusela bristlecone pine forest oil painting by Erin Hanson

The Ancient



34 x 28 in



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Hiking through the ancient forest of Bristlecone pine trees, located east of the Sierras in California, is like walking through a strange landscape lost in time. The twisted old trees are the longest-living organisms on Earth, with lifespans up to 5,000 years. This painting captures all the wonder and beauty of these ancient trees.

This painting was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the piece. The painting will be framed in a simple 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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