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Bold, colorful oil painting of New Mexico desert, by Erin Hanson

Desert Contrast



20 x 30 in


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About the Painting

The last setting sunrays over the landscape near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, lit up the dusky landscape with eye-bending oranges and yellows. The sky turned to dramatic streaks, letting the final rays through, before they closed their curtains again for evening.


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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