Point Reyes by Lyla Paakkanen

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Artist Statement

"My sister and brother-in-law took a driving trip from Colorado to California to explore some sights and see relatives along the way. After stopping to see us in Sacramento, they wanted to drive up the coast to see their son in Washington. We talked about our favorite spots that we had always loved in California and I had pointed out that Point Reyes was one of my favorite places. They should not miss it on their way north. They did go and loved it, of course. Point Reyes National Seashore is a beautiful park where the Pacific Ocean meets the grassy hillside. This iconic view is unique to Point Reyes a breath-taking view of land and sea. It has a diverse plant and wildlife, over 1500 species of plants and animals. It is one of the few places that you can see both elephant seals and Tule Elk along the beaches. The Miwok Indians, settlers and ranchers have all claimed this area, but now it is preserved for all of us to enj " - Lyla Paakkanen

Lyla Paakkanen lives in Sacramento, where the Pony Express ended its route. She is a freelance artist and illustrator, has a Master’s Degree in Art from CSUN, Communications Design from UCLA. She taught art at 5 colleges and has won many awards in California and Colorado for her work.

About See America

See America is reviving the legacy of the New Deal arts projects by building a new collection of posters celebrating our shared natural landmarks and treasured sites. Proceeds support National Parks Conservation Association, the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.