With Spring Break just around the corner, there are many places in the world that are calling your name. However, if your budget is tight, or you just want a quick get-away, try making a stop in Rankin Texas!
Here, you can see one artist’s mission to literally paint the town!
Artist Matt Tumlinson has made a goal to literally paint the town with many catchy, witty, and jaw droppingly realistic murals in a West Texas community with around 800 people! His classically Texan murals are beloved by all from in and out of town, so take a quick trip to Ranklin and take some memorable pictures, all over town!!
“I really enjoyed it and got super-positive feedback from everyone in town,” Tumlinson says. “What I found that was kind of cool with this project was that people in Rankin were very proud of this one mural that I did, and it gave the town more identity with something other than the local football team.” As the mural garnered attention, more business owners offered up their walls to Tumlinson’s deft hand. So far, he’s painted nine murals in Rankin, and he plans on doing 12 more this year. “Sometimes it’s kind of hard to get stuff done because you’re trying to do your job and somebody comes up to you and talks to you for half an hour,” he says. His work has struck a chord with travelers as well, who stumble upon Rankin during road trips and post photos of the murals to Instagram.