The leaves were changing and the weather was brisk. It was a perfect time to lead a workshop in the mountains of East Tennessee at The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I had 15 eager and talented students who painted, took photos and generally took in the beauty around them. We painted cabins, fields, creeks and a stunning 180 degree mountain panorama from the top of the Smoky Mountains. It was astounding! I really enjoyed getting to know these ladies. We often ate lunch and dinner together or shared a glass of wine at the end of the day by a fire. I saw a few black bears too which made the week even more exciting. Here are a few pictures to share with you so you can get a sense of where we were. Some of the art you’ll see were paintings and exercises in progress. Enjoy!Continue reading I Loved Teaching A Workshop At Arrowmont Oct. 14-20, 2018!
Thank you to The Copper Fox Gallery for a wonderful opening reception of my newest paintings, “Skyscapes Reimagined” on November 17th.
There were wonderful friends who came to cheer me on and to see my newest work and a lot of people I had never met. I really appreciated everyone showing up to support the arts in that way!
My paintings will be on view this month, December 2018, so please come on by the gallery. Address: The Copper Fox Gallery, 4136 Old Hillsboro Road. Hours: Monday- 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5. And Happy Holidays!!!!
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Please join me for a glass of wine and to see my newest paintings of “Skyscapes Reimagined.” I’d love to have you there. I have 25 new works of art to share with you. I love painting clouds and moody skies. They thrill me! I hope you like them too. The show will be up into December if you cannot make the opening reception.
I will be teaching classes at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary in Brentwood, Tennessee in 2017.
I’m teaching a full-day still life workshop at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary in Brentwood, TN, which will include lunch (vegetarian options.) We will spend the day from 9 – 4 getting as much done as we can on one painting of a scene, which I will arrange and light in the studio. This is a day to explore, experiment, play, paint, relax and have a mini-vacation from your life. Sign-up soon, as space is limited. Bring your own supplies, but acrylic paint and brushes are provided if needed. Beginners are welcome. $100 Continue reading Upcoming Art Classes at Owl’s Hill- 2017
“Dreamscapes”: Poetry Inspired Paintings by Rachael McCampbell
Friday, May 16 – 5-8 pm reception. Artist talk: Thursday, May 29, 7-9 pm at The District Gallery, Knoxville, TN
May 16 – June 14, 2015
“Poetry can be a veritable feast for the senses…the delicious way sounds rolls off your tongue when you read it aloud, the rhythms that make you want to dance, and the visuals that like a dream, lift you from your own reality, into another work, into a dreamscape.” by Rachael McCampbell
McCampbell has created a collection of paintings inspired by poets such as Mary Oliver, Donald Justice, Wallace Stevens, Robert Creeley, Wendell Berry, W.B. Yeats, Maya Angelou, Raymond Carver and more. Here paintings are highly textured with layers of acrylic charcoal and oil. She applies paint and then removes it until eventually the story she needs to tell emerges.
About 50 artists in Nashville and the surrounding area created masks made from the radiation masks used in treating patients with head, neck and throat cancers for the Courage Unmasked Show. When the editor of Nashville Arts Magazine asked me if I wanted to make a mask to be donated and auctioned off at a Vanderbilt Gala, I of course said “Yes!” I had just learned about my sister’s breast cancer and was thrilled to help any cause that might help the victims of cancer. The money raised went to the patients themselves who couldn’t cover the exorbitant bills that came with their treatments. Continue reading Courage Unmasked for Victims of Head, Neck and Throat Cancers