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Small oil painting of the Grand Canyon, by American impressionist Erin Hanson.

Canyon's Edge



12 x 16 in


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Backpacking down into the Grand Canyon produced an overwhelming amount of inspiration for me as an artist... it was hard to know what to paint first when I got back to my studio. This is one of the first pieces I have created from that trip. I love the way the yucca gathered at the edge of the plateau, with the distant layers of cliffs growing blue into the distance, a beautiful contrast against the warm white sand.

This painting was done on canvas-wrapped board, and it will arrived framed and ready to hang.


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 hundreds 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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