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Big Bend National Park oil painting by modern landscape painter Erin Hanson

Desert Ocotillo



30 x 24 in

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A peaceful dawn breaks quietly over the desert landscape of Big Bend National Park. The ocotillo stand gracefully in the foreground, their stalks green after the springtime rains, showing their red, bird-like flowers. The brush strokes are loose and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

"Desert Ocotillo" was created on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The piece has been framed in a custom-made, gold floater frame.

This painting is in the exhibition Erin Hanson: American Vistas at the Nancy Cawdrey Studios and Gallery in Whitefish, Montana from June 1st through June 30th of 2019. This painting is available for purchase directly through the Nancy Cawdrey Studio and Gallery.


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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