The Collected Works
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“I’ve always been inspired
by the wild places.”
The Buffalo River
Tucked in the mountains of Northwest Arkansas, our nation’s first national river is a pristine sanctuary in the natural world. Its headwaters flow through hollows, over waterfalls, and into valleys, each with its uniquely intimate beauty.
William McNamara has spent the last forty years exploring the Buffalo River and reflecting its beauty in his intricate watercolors. This gallery illuminates McNamara’s art as a study of the many faces of the Buffalo River, from its quiet, dripping pools to its rushing rapids to its colorful rocks and streambeds.
The Ozark Highlands
The Ozark Highlands are a dense woodland of rolling hills, rugged cliffs, hidden hollows, waterfalls, open valleys, pastures, caves and homesteads. Waterfalls rage in the spring and stand frozen still in winter. Autumn winds carry fall colors. Hidden pools offer cool respite to the heat of summer. Yet across the shifting seasons, a timelessness remains.
This gallery of McNamara watercolors of the region invite the viewer to experience the ever-changing landscape of the Ozark Highlands as well as its timeless essence.
If we look underfoot, if we stop beside the water’s edge or gaze out the back window, we’d see natural wonders abound.
In this gallery of intimate landscapes, McNamara watercolors remind us of this truth and offer the viewer glimpses of the world of forest floors, small shaded pools, buds, blossoms, and shadowy crevices.
What captures your eye, draws you in, leaves a deeper impression? Do you love the glow of tomatoes ripening in the sun or the dappled shade of Umbrella Magnolia trees?
This gallery allows you to explore the artist’s eye of William McNamara, his appreciation for the human form or a classic still life, as well as his love of color, texture, the play of light and dark, and the natural forms in the world around us.