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Kolob Canyon original impressionist oil painting by Erin Hanson

Cottonwood Trail


Oil on linen by

14 x 11 in


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About the Painting

This painting was inspired by backpacking near Kolob Canyon, in Zion National Park. The autumn-hued cottonwoods are brilliant in the morning sunlight, a beautiful contrast against the distant cliffs.

This small oil painting was created on 3/4" canvas and arrives framed in a classic gilt frame, ready to hang.

Exhibited: St George Art Museum, Utah, in a solo exhibition celebrating the National Park's centennial: Erin Hanson's Painted Parks, 2016.


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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