Ohio Fine Art Photography
My Ohio Fine Art Photography starts with the many outstanding parks within our state. Within ten miles of this peaceful spot, lies a host of parks. Under the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Miami Valley residents have access to John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, and Buck Creek State Park. Also to the south lies Greene County Parks and Trails lands, Tecumseh Land Trust, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and a cluster of parks under the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association. Among these impressive points of interest resides this gem belonging to the Clark County Park District.
Clark County Park District
The photo above captures a sculpture of Carleton F. Davidson as it sits on a small wall in front of The Davidson Interpretive Center. Carleton and Ruth Davidson have left a positive legacy all over Springfield Ohio. Reflecting their generosity and his success as a Springfield Car Dealer, they are known as history enthusiasts and philanthropists. Heading westward from Springfield Ohio on US Route 40 (National Road) as it runs along the Mad River visitors will find a cluster of parks: Davidson Interpretive Center, George Rogers Clark Park, and The Battle of Peckuwe Historical Battle site.
The Davidson Interpretive Center
The center provides visitors with the rich history of Clark County, Ohio. The images above provide expansive views of the battlefield site. The center holds Native American artifacts, early settler artifacts as well as a host of descriptions of the natural environment. The center’s entrance displays a statue of Carleton F. Davidson where a late summer sunset rakes warm light over the park’s grounds and bronze sculptor. Famous Clark County artist, Mike Major created this sculpture in 1998.
The Battle of Peckuwe Historical Battlesite
An October sunset over The Battle of Peckuwe Historical Battlesite. Americans fought the largest American Revolution battle west of the Allegheny Mountains on this land two hundred thirty-three years ago. Attacking a British Fort, George Rogers Clark drove them and the Shawnee out of the area. On this evening, the golden light backlit the Golden Rod (Solidago ohioensis) as one of the park’s trails head towards the Davidson Interpretive Center.
Clark County Ohio Fine Art Photography
I’ve moved back to the Miami Valley a few years ago. In this time, I have a portfolio of Clark County landscapes on my website at Clark County Art Prints. As you can see, I love chasing sunsets! I seek long sightlines such as tall grass prairies, wheat fields or soybeans at the end of the day. If you’d like to see more prints of meadows and fields of wildflowers, you really should see this portfolio called Meadows.