Western Deserts in Vibrant Impressionism | ERIN HANSON
The bold color of desert dusk saturates this Arizona landscape. The lively brush strokes create an impression of movement and light, capturing the emotional quality of seeing a beautiful sunset in person. This painting was inspired by the landscape near Saguaro National Park, in Arizona.
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.
Joshua Tree National Park is filled with unique, white granite boulders that reflect and capture the desert’s changing light. The yucca plants and Joshua trees look beautiful in the cool colors of dawn.
This painting lingers on the many years of fond memories the artist had living near Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. The cool autumn colors have a dreamlike effect in this hot desert.
Kayenta is a stunning mountainside community near St. George, Utah. The brilliant red rock cliffs are a striking contrast against the desert screen scrub and sagebrush. The dramatic clouds in this scene cast every-changing light across the variegated landscape below, and this sense of movement is captured in the energetic and textured brush strokes.
ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child. Hanson’s many travels into the deep recesses of nature, whether by photo safari, backpacking expedition or rock climbing, have inspired the artist to transform vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Hanson’s unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors spanning the globe eagerly anticipating her work. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.
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