Where else can you walk behind a 120 foot waterfall?

People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you’ll know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, it was built by the Conservation Core and furthered by the WPA projects. The sprawling 9,200 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular. It boasts 10, year-round, waterfalls and miles of maintained trails to explore and paint.

It is undeniable that our National, State, and county forest and park programs are as beautiful as any in the world. Thankfully, most have varied residency opportunities. Residencies exist to invite artists for a time, and give them space away from their usual environment and obligations in which they can produce. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production.

I am excited to announce that next week I begin an artist in residency at Silver Falls. After Silver Falls, I will begin documenting many of the Oregon State Parks for my upcoming book of paintings on that same topic.

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“Stout Grove Redwoods” Painting A Day Oil on Canvas 12″x 24″ By The Peace Artist