Parktown: Olson Park, Part 1

Olson Park, North Campus

Olson Park is my absolute favorite place to visit around Ann Arbor, and I expect to paint more scenes in the future. In such a small place there are so many colors and vistas to be discovered, and the many snaking pathways give this illusion of taking a grand hike. At the moment of capturing my reference photos, it was early in the morning and the sun was shining through the brush. The air was cold, crisp, and the park was peaceful save for the highway adjacent to the park. It’s the most beautiful area to explore, and it’s a shame it’s tainted by the constant noise from cars in the distance.

Even so, it gives me great comfort to walk the paths alone and I hope you may seek out Olson Park as well.


This image was taken on 10/22/21.


Hello! My name is Samuel Turner and I am a Junior here at the Stamps School of Art & Design. I work at Arts Ink as an illustrator, and I wish to share my art to inspire and to reflect on the beauty of the world around us!

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3 Comments on "Parktown: Olson Park, Part 1"

9 months 14 hours ago

What medium did you use to create this? Is this a digital art piece?

9 months 15 hours ago

This artwork brings inner peace!