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Joshua Tree National Park original oil painting of California's desert landscape, by Erin Hanson.

Last Light at Joshua



36 x 48 in



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About the Painting

The last sunrays, breaking through the parting clouds, gild the tops of the boulders with yellow light. Joshua Tree National Park is most beautiful after the rain has brought the desert scrub to life with shades of subtle greens and golds.


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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