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2017 California desert super bloom phenomenon captured in original oil painting by Erin Hanson

Ocotillos and Blooms



46 x 36 in


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About the Painting

The 2017 super bloom became famous around the world for the gorgeous and abundant desert blooms that spread across the California desert. Visitors flocked to the tiny town of Borrego Springs in droves, hoping to photograph the unusual bounty. This painting captures the super bloom with vivid colors and loose, impressionistic brush strokes.


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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