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Bold colors capture California Desert in a dramatic oil painting by Erin Hanson

Jumping Cholla



38 x 52 in



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Desert morning light plays over these prickly jumping cholla cacti in Joshua Tree National Park. The warm Mojave colors bring the desert to life, while the textured brush strokes add motion and energy to the painting.


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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