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Erin Hanson paints Canyon de Chelly in bold, simplified brush strokes and vivid color.

Edge of the Canyon



36 x 48 in



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About the Painting

Long afternoon shadows stretch across the high sandstone cliffs of Canyon de Chelly, the red sandstone baking in the late sun. The spindly evergreens stretch and curl into the hot desert air. This oil painting captures the movement and feel of hiking the rim of Canyon de Chelly.


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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