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California desert contemporary impressionist oil painting by Erin Hanson.

Oasis Boulders



36 x 24 in



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About the Painting

This abstract desert landscape painting has a contemporary blend of impressionism and expressionism, in a modern style dubbed Open Impressionism, by Erin Hanson. The California desert is full of beautiful color and transient light in the early dawn. The brush strokes are loose and full of motion, creating a tapestry of color and texture across the canvas.


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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