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Original oil painting of rock composition painted abstractly by contemporary artist Erin Hanson

Abstract Rock



30 x 30 in


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About the Painting

This painting was included in the exhibition Open Impressionism: The Works of Erin Hanson, a 10-year retrospective and study of the development of Open Impressionism at The Goddard Center in Ardmore, OK.

About the Painting:
When Hanson first began painting Red Rock Canyon, she painted a series of close-up rock abstracts. She thought at the time she might focus entirely on the abstract nature of the desert, but instead she fell in love with painting the wide open vistas and landscapes that would dominate her portfolio in later years.


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 havens 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 thousands 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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