The Buffalo River

Rhythms. Seasons. Moods.

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.