Tennessee Treasures

Tennessee State Painting


"Tennessee Treasures" painting

"Tennessee Treasures" painting; image from Tennessee Symbols & Honors: TN Blue Book (fair use: educational, nonprofit).

Tennessee Treasures

Tennessee Treasures and Tennessee Treasures Too by Tennessee artist Michael Sloan were designated the official state paintings in 1997 and 2007, respectively.

Tennessee Treasures features the ten most recognized symbols of Tennessee:

raccoon (state wild animal);
mockingbird (state bird);
iris (state cultivated flower);
passion flower (state wildflower):
tulip poplar (state tree):
Tennessee river pearl (state gem);
lady bug (one of Tennessee's insect symbols);
zebra swallowtail (state butterfly);
largemouth bass (one of Tennessee's state fish); and
limestone (the state rock).

Tennessee Treasures Too was a follow-up work and also contains the tulip poplar, passion flower, and iris, but eight additional symbols of Tennessee are illustrated; the yellowwood tree, honeybee, firefly, bobwhite quail, agate, box turtle, and channel catfish.

* Tennessee Treasures images are published here under Fair Use (nonprofit, educational website with no alternate way to illustrate topic).



Both Tennessee Treasures paintings (they must be seen side-by-side to appreciate the continuity); image from Tennessee Symbols and Honors: TN.gov (fair use: educational, nonprofit).

Both Tennessee Treasures paintings

Tennessee Treasures Too; image from Tennessee Symbols and Honors; TN.gov (fair use: educational, nonprofit).

Tennessee Treasures Too