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Oil painting of irises with red rock mountains in the background by contemporary impressionist artist Erin Hanson framed in a gold frame

Sedona Irises



24 x 30 in



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About the Painting

Purple irises bloom unexpectedly near Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. I was immediately drawn to the contrast of the purple and green flowers against the dusky pink desert background. This piece is also a nod to Vincent van Gogh -- his irises painting was the reason I wanted to be an artist when I started painting in oils at the young age of 8. I love how an impressionism painting can be more beautiful than real life and capture the vivid color and motion of the outdoors with simple brush and paint.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edge of the canvas. This piece has been framed in a beautiful, hand-carved open impressionist frame.

This painting will be shown in the The Red Rock Show at The Erin Hanson Gallery, June 16th, 2018. Click here to view the other Red Rock paintings.


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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