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Utah Butte, original oil painting of red rock desert, by Western impressionist Erin Hanson

Utah Butte



11 x 14 in



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A red rock butte between Monument Valley and Mexican Hat glows with the colors of sunset in the high desert. The pale green sage bushes stand out starkly against the dark red earth. Luscious brush strokes of oil paint carve out the texture of the desert landscape.

"Utah Butte" is an original oil painting on linen board. The piece arrives framed in a plein air 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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