The temperate Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park is the focus of featured artist Nancy Cherry Eifert. Averaging 140” of rain each year, the forest is a complex jumble of nature, packed together into an artist’s palette of greens and gold. Beneath a canopy of moss-laden ancient trees resides a photographer’s heaven.
Nancy Cherry Eifert says of her show, “Several trails meander through this forest, the most popular starting at the Visitor Center. The Hall of Mosses and Spruce Trail are favorites of mine, but hiking a bit farther up-valley and taking a less traveled route, I’m always rewarded with the pristine and incredible scenery. This is not an easy place to photograph! The camera simply cannot process the contrasts of deep shade and bright sunbeams streaming through the canopy.”
“When I’m photographing nature, time has no meaning. Luckily, I have a patient partner who shares my love of exploring nature.” Larry Eifert is currently working on over 350 square feet of murals for the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center and the many field trips and site visits to the park have helped fuel Nancy’s July show.
Eifert will also be featuring images within Olympic National Park, including favorite beach and wildlife shots as well as the Hoh forest.
Join Nancy Cherry Eifert in discussing her art during Gallery Walk, Saturday, July 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.