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Bold color and vivid brush strokes capture the wildflowers of central California in this original oil painting by Erin Hanson

Thistles at Paso



24 x 24 in



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California's natural wildflowers are beautiful during their springtime bloom. These colorful thistles frame the rolling hills of San Luis Obispo County, in central California's wine country. Thick brush strokes and vivid color create a tapestry of 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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