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Borrego Springs ocotillo painting by modern impressionist painter Erin Hanson

Velvet Shadows



24 x 30 in



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About the Painting

The Borrego Springs desert turns surprising hues of verdant green in the springtime. The stately ocotillo cacti also turn green under the right weather conditions, and their long stalks bloom with brilliant red flowers. This painting captures all the beauty and magesty of the desert with loose brush strokes and vivid colors.

This painting was done on 1-1/2" canvas, with the painting continued around the edges. The painting has been framed in a hand-carved and gilded floater frame, and it arrives ready to hang.


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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