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California desert contemporary impressionist oil painting by Erin Hanson.

Oasis Boulders



24 x 36 in


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This abstract desert landscape painting has a contemporary blend of impressionism and expressionism, in a modern style dubbed Open Impressionism, by Erin Hanson. The California desert is full of beautiful color and transient light in the early dawn. The brush strokes are loose and full of motion, creating a tapestry of color and texture across 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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