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2017 Realtor of the Year
2017 BCRA President
GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES
Life's journey takes us all on different paths, each one exciting and unique. Bill has had several long careers in his life and now he is looking forward to his new challenge as an artist. Jim is using all the skills he has learned throughout his jobs in the lumber and machinist industries to create one-of-a-kind pieces for people to enjoy in their homes.
What's New and Available for Sale?
Please check out our links on the left side menu, Bill's Paintings and Jim's Workshop to see what we are working on and what you can buy before our next Art or Woodworking Fair. Or, give us a call!
Bill was recently in a plein air painting class that was sponsored by Studio 23. Here he is at the corner of Water and 4th Streets painting a scene from Wenona Park!
Many thanks to Annie for sharing where the Seaside painting is nicely showing up in her home and really going well with her decor!
Some people have excellent taste in decorating and I am so happy that my work fits in!
Bill and Jim Have Always Called Bay County Home!
Bill and Jim grew up in Auburn, Michigan and together owned a hardware and lumber company for over 20 years. The family business earned them awards from the True Value distribution chain as they served the Auburn and Bay City area. They shared the roles of running the store with Bill on the inside hardware side and Jim on the outside lumber part. Jim became an exceptional woodworker and built many storage buildings and delivered them all over the state. Check out Jim's new lineup of original wood crafted items that are for sale on this website! Also, check out Bill's original artwork that is also for sale. Send us your email address and we will also let you know when we create new products and have a booth at future art and craft festivals!
Photos from our last Art / Woodworking Fair.
One of Bill's paintings of a winter forest sunsets is now in the new owner's professional office
Another of Bill's paintings is in a cottage on a lake in Vermont!
Bill would like to share these feel good stories with you...see below!
2022 Riverside Art Festival
The 2022 YWCA Riverside Art Fair was Bill's first exhibition of the paintings that he has been creating over the last 9 months. One of the great stories to come out of the sales was of his original work that was of the Edmund Fitzgerald. As Bill wandered through the fair admiring the booths of the various artisans, this young man stopped and said he had to buy the 10x20 framed Edmund Fitzgerald. The reason the young man gave for the purchase was that his grandfather was a captain of the famous freighter that sank in 1975 in the waters of Lake Superior. Grandfather retired just 3 years earlier in 1972 and he knew all the 29 men that were on the Fitz. When Bill came back to the booth the young man came to have Bill sign the painting and pose for a photo which was a thrill for everyone. It is a great story and you just never know who you will meet that you will never forget!
Another great story from the 2022 Riverside Art Festival was this one where Bill met Katie and Tom who loved 3 of Bill's pieces. It was near closing time of the fair and since it was late on Saturday they decided to purchase the Bridge View which they "just had to have". When Katie shared this lovely photo of the original work and how the just were enjoying it so much, Bill wanted to give one of the other two works to them so that it would be in a good home. The couple were thrilled with the gift and their happiness made it a great way to cap off the very successful 1st time venture where Bill ended up selling 8 of his paintings and getting orders for more!