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California impressionist painter Erin Hanson brings Joshua Tree Park to life in vivid oils.

Joshua in Blue



36 x 44 in


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About the Painting

The ocotillo cacti in Joshua Tree National Park bloom with vivid red flowers in the spring, while the desert scrub becomes frosted with apple green and cadmium yellow. The cool morning air appears fresh and alive in this painting, the brush strokes themselves seeming to capture the essence of the outdoors.


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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