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Kayenta Utah landscape oil painting of red rock cliffs, by expressionist oil painter Erin Hanson.

Kayenta Sands



32 x 24 in



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This painting was exhibited at Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, in spring 2017.

Kayenta, Utah, is a magical place with some of the richest reds and oranges I've ever seen. I love how bright the pale green sagebrushes look against the rich color of the soil. This painting captures all the life and movement that I love about Utah's high desert.

This painting has been framed in an Open Impressionist frame. These frames are one-of-a-kind, hand carved in the US and hand-gilded with 23kt gold leaf. The Open Impressionsist frame is a beautiful blend of classic American impressionist frames and contemporary "floater frames," just as my style is a unique blend of the classic and contemporary. The frame is designed to stand away from the edge of the canvas, leaving a 1/4" gap around the painting, which allows you to experience every brush stroke on the canvas.


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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