Tommy Thompson painted "Leiper's Fork Refuge" en plein air while visiting the small community of Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. He enjoyed meeting the nice lady who owns this historic home. Leiper's Fork is a small, picturesque community near Franklin, Tennessee. It is well known for its beautiful horse farms and beautiful rolling hills and hamlets. Thompson enjoys visiting there and taking in the unique sights and delicious country cooking. Many of the Country Music Capital's song writers/musicians have made their homes in Leiper's Fork.