2010: Painter Mike Hess
"Great Basin National Park is an undiscovered jewel for artists," says Hess. "When the aspens change in the fall the hikes at Wheeler Peak are stunningly beautiful, a painter's dream."
Mr. Hess resides in Sparks, Nevada and is a member of the Artist Cooperative of Reno. Hess' paintings have won many awards and he exhibits his works in galleries in the Reno area.
Did You Know?
The Sagebrush, a very common resident of Great Basin National Park, is well adapted to the area. The Big Sagebrush root system can extend as much as 90 feet in circumference. This adaptation allows the plant to collect as much water as possible during infrequent rains.