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Early work by Erin Hanson (c. 2007)

Purple Scrub (Early Work)



30 x 40 in


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About the Painting

"Purple Scrub" was one of the first paintings Erin Hanson ever painted in the style of Open Impressionism, while she was developing her style and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Her iconic style is now taught in art schools worldwide, and her pieces hang in the permanent collections of many museums in the United States. This rare painting was made available for us to sell on consignment.

This painting captures Joshua Tree National Park with a purple edge, capturing the early dawn light of the high desert. The work was done on 3/4" stretched canvas, and the piece arrives framed in a new 3.5"-wide black and gold plein air frame.

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ERIN 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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