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Kayenta, Ivins Utah, a beautiful Red Rock landscape captured in vivid oils and painterly brush strokes by artist Erin Hanson.
Detail of contemporary desert landscape painting of Kayenta, Utah.

Kayenta Sunfall



48 x 36 in



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Kayenta is a stunning mountainside community near St. George, Utah. The brilliant red rock cliffs are a striking contrast against the desert screen scrub and sagebrush. The dramatic clouds in this scene cast every-changing light across the variegated landscape below, and this sense of movement is captured in the energetic and textured brush strokes.

This painting was created on gallery-depth canvas, with the painting continued around the sides of 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, 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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