Palm Trees in the Sky: Landscapes in Oil by Erin Hanson

ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson studied Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.

Inspired by rock climbing Red Rock Canyon and the southern California desert, Hanson now paints the dramatic scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.

Looking up into these palm fronds in La Quinta, California inspired this colorful triptych painting. Each panel captures the movement and texture of the palms, while the changing light reflects different colors through the fronds. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

Looking up into these palm fronds in La Quinta, California inspired this colorful triptych painting. Each panel captures the movement and texture of the palms, while the changing light reflects different colors through the fronds. The brush strokes are thick and impressionistic, creating a mosaic of color and texture across the canvas.

California Desert Painting

Sunset colors are unexpectedly brilliant in the clear atmosphere of California’s high desert. These Coachella Valley palms stretch into a sky filled with brilliant hues of magenta and sherbet.

California Desert Painting

Looking up into these palm trees, the spiky green leaves seemed to filter the sunlight into a myriad of rainbow colors. The sky forms a mosaic pattern behind the palms.

Palm Trees in the California Desert

Desert dawn light strikes these palms with a vibrancy that seems to move on the canvas. The colors in the sky are as saturated as real life, while the abstracted nature of the painting draws one into the realm of imagination. The brush strokes are loose and impressionistic.

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