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Original oil painting of Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, by modern impressionis Erin Hanson.

Balanced Rock



40 x 28 in



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About the Painting

Valley of Fire State Park, an hour north of Las Vegas, is a spectacular place for hiking and camping. Surrounded by fiery red sandstone at every turn, the park is steeped in color and unusual rock formations. As an interesting side note, the very first exhibition of Erin Hanson's Open Impressionism paintings took place in the Valley of Fire visitor center, in 2006.

Exhibited: Desert Caballeros Western Museum, as part of the Cowgirl Up! Exhibition, 2019.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges of the canvas, and it has been framed in a custom, gold-leaf floater frame. The painting arrives ready to hang.


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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