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Monument Valley original oil painting of the Colorado Plateau by Erin Hanson

The Guardians



38 x 52 in



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About the Painting

Monument Valley's iconic mittens are painted in all their bold glory, with dramatic clouds bursting across the sky. The brush work in this painting is spontaneous and intriguing, adding another dimension to the painting that pulls you further into the landscape, as seen by the artist's eye.


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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