2023 Youth Art Contest

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

Jinyao Zhu - Second Place

Acrylic painting

Group Level: Grade 6-8


Often times, I found myself feeling anxious, so I painted and it always helped lift my mood and calm me down. But sometimes, I had no inspiration for the painting. After I learned about the healing powers of nature, I decided to try painting outside. I began to feel a lot more relaxed.

I created this painting to show how nature can inspire and heal.