2021 Youth Art Contest

In collaboration with the Friends of Tualatin River NWRC and the Tualatin River NWRC

Jenny Chen - Second Place & Best in Show

Acrylic painting on canvas panel

Group Level: Grade 7-9


I was inspired by Oregon’s water-abundant landscapes and wildlife, especially birds. Common local birds such as mallard ducks, red-breasted nuthatches, and Anna’s hummingbirds are included in the painting. During quarantine, I couldn’t go far outside so I developed an interest in observing birds from my backyard. This painting is a manifestation of my relationship with local nature.