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Desert landscape of Big Bend National Park by contemporary artist Erin Hanson

Lilac Ocotillo



24 x 20 in


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This is the first painting I have done of Big Bend National Park. I visited Big Bend in the spring and was amazed by the multitude of ocotillo and beautiful spring colors. My favorite part of the park was the abstract shapes of jagged buttes rising dramatically above the desert floor.


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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