Kelsey Montague Installs New Mural At Vertis Green Hills

Kelsey Montague Installs New Mural At Vertis Green Hills

Artist Famous for Butterfly Wings, Other Area Murals Reveals Latest Design

At Southern Land Company, we are passionate about creating beautiful places that inspire people and foster meaningful relationships, which is why a mural felt so fitting for our community at Vertis Green Hills. September 28, 2020, we welcomed artist Kelsey Montague, well-known for the popular “butterfly wings” mural in The Gulch, to create the new mural at Vertis Green Hills.

The approximately 15×8-foot mural is of a tree with a swing, a motif that represents life, green spaces and our commitment to horticulture and inviting outdoor spaces. The mural was created as a selfie station where visitors can “sit” in the aforementioned swing featuring two popular hashtags which aim to have people share what inspires them in their lives, #WhatLiftsYou and #LiveVertis.

“We have a wonderful courtyard and Plaza at Vertis where people often gather, and the tree mural seemed like a perfect fit for the spirit of the area,” said Tim Downey, CEO of Southern Land Company. “Kelsey is an amazing artist who is really admired here, and she did a wonderful job. We hope people enjoy it as much as we do.”

“The tree and the swing will give people a chance to interact with the art, and hopefully inspire people to share positive messages,” adds artist, Kelsey Montague. “We chose a tree because it’s whimsical and organic and has a component of growth. That’s very much Nashville — it’s growing, [and] there’s so much creativity and talent here. I wanted to capture that magic.”

The Vertis Green Hills apartment community is located at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Richard Jones Road. Vertis also includes our Southern Land Company headquarters, four restaurants, health and wellness retail outlets, and courtyards connecting the buildings. The new mural is located in the middle of the vibrant community! Come by and see our new mural and share #WhatLiftsYou.