Rachel Campbell

In her latest collection of landscape paintings, Franklin-based artist Rachael McCampbell captures the essence and importance of Tennessee’s open space. Illuminating Landscapes is inspired by the work of The Land Trust for Tennessee, a land conservation organization working across the state to conserve farms, forests, parks, historic landscapes, scenic views and open space for the benefit of Tennesseans and those who visit.

Illuminating Landscapes opens with a public reception on Sunday, April 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Westhaven Realty, 1001 Westhaven Blvd. Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064. A percentage of sales from the show will support the work of The Land Trust for Tennessee, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The collection will be on display until April 28th, admission is free.

About Rachael McCampbell

Originally from East Tennessee, Rachael has always been inspired by wildlife and the lessons nature teaches us. After years of urban living in New York, Florence, Italy, London and Los Angeles, she returned to the countryside of Franklin, Tennessee, to observe and explore firsthand the landscapes that informs her work. Tuscany’s peeling walls inspired Rachael’s use of layering texture which are added and removed until the story unfolds.  Her action-based application of paint, splashes of color, and carefully rendered lines combine realism and abstraction to create an exciting visual path for the viewer.

As an environmentalist, Rachael is deeply concerned about the loss of our open lands in this country and throughout the world. Her work often explores a balance of open spaces with the concept of thoughtful development.

About The Land Trust for Tennessee

Since 1999, The Land Trust for Tennessee has worked with landowners, communities and partners across the state to conserve 125,000 acres important to the people of Tennessee. From family farms and historic lands, to public parks and forests spanning thousands of acres, the work of The Land Trust has a lasting impact on people and places from Memphis to the Tri-Cities. To learn more or donate to support their mission, please visit LandTrustTN.org or call (615) 244-LAND