Ocotillo Sands - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

Ocotillo Sands - Contemporary Impressionism Paintings by Erin Hanson

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California desert ocotillo painting by American impressionist Erin Hanson

Ocotillo Sands



26 x 40 in


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About the Painting

Borrego Springs once again provides the inspiration for a classic California desert painting. The abstract ocotillos stand starkly against the pale pink sands of the desert floor, their blooms dancing in the blue sky above. This modern expressionistic painting captures the beauty and movement of the desert using bold color and thick, impasto brush strokes.

This oil painting was done on 1-1/2"-deep canvas, with the painting continued around the edges for a finished look.


Erin Hanson ArtistERIN HANSON has been painting in oils since she was 8 years old. As a young artist, she worked at a mural studio creating 40-foot-tall paintings on canvas, while selling art commissions on the side. After getting a degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, Erin became a rock climber at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Inspired by the colorful scenery she was climbing, she decided to paint one painting every week for the rest of her life. She has stuck to that decision ever since, becoming one of the most prolific artists in history. Erin Hanson's style is known as "Open Impressionism" and is now taught in art schools worldwide. 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.

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