Art goat fans would be proud to hang
Barnyard décor goat canvas art prints and paper part prints
When I paint goat portraits, they’re very well dressed. Always. Sir William is dressed as any wealthy early American land owner would be. Perhaps an itinerant portrait painter in the 1700s offered to paint goat portraits for the more well-to-do goats he came across. That’s how it worked wit human portraits back then. But no, I painted the portrait that is now available as goat prints. It’s a fun bit of whimsy to show that the humans of the house love animals, and in particular, goateos.
The origin of the portrait...
In 2019, “the Beekman Boys” (Josh Kilmer and Brent Ridge) hosted a show of artisans at their shop, the Mercantile, in Sharon Springs. I was one of the artists asked to create a work of art for the exhibit. Sir William’s portrait was what I created for the occasion.
Beekman 1802 was named after William Beekman, a figure that plays large in the boys’ current day business. It was a fun event, and all of the artisans were so talented. The art was an eclectic mix of creativity. A month or so later, the room was repurposed to host their holiday marathon; 24 straight hours of meeting Beekman neighbors, Sharon Springs residents, and showcasing products. The art show was sidelined, but there was William Beekman, watching over the marathon, all 24 hours of it. And even though he’s Beekman famous, he would be happy to grace your walls as goat canvas art prints, or paper prints.