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Original oil painting of the Arizona high desert, in the early morning light by California impressionist artist Erin Hanson

Arizona Summer



36 x 36 in



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This painting is included in the exhibition Open Impressionism: The Works of Erin Hanson, a 10-year retrospective and study of the development of Open Impressionism. The exhibition will be held at The Goddard Center in Ardmore, OK. This painting is part of a private collection and is not available for sale.

About the painting:
This painting of the Arizona high desert captures the beautiful late afternoon light at the beginning of summer. The colors are electric against the contrasting shadows. Notice how this color palette in this painting compares with the colors in other paintings from this time period.


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 recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work.  As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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