Bill Palmer & Co
Bill Palmer loves the outdoors and he loves wood. As an avid hiker since his teens and a landscaper for 25 years, Palmer developed a keen appreciation for natural forms and materials. After extensive study and experimentation in most art mediums, Palmer discovered working with exotic woods. His constant observations of 'random patterns' in nature are reflected in the clean, curving lines of his work.
Each of Palmer's pieces begins with a pencil-drawn design. Then the perfect wood is chosen from the lumber bin and milled to size before being cut into parts. The parts are fitted, sculpted, sanded, disassembled and tested for fit again before final assembly. He then hand-rubs the finished piece with a tung oil/poly blend to highlight the true character of the wood and the intended design.
Bill Palmer has always been an artist. When he discovered woodworking in 1995, he began designing and building unique studio furniture and sculptures. He has been successfully exhibiting and selling his pieces since 2004.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Artist Fellowship Award, Montgomery, Alabama, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 2009
Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, Houston, TX, The Woodlands, 2013-14
TN craft Festival, Nashville, TN, Cenntenial Park, 2012-15
Boardwalk Art Show, VA Beach, VA, VA Beach Boardwalk, 2015
Naples National Art Festival, naples, FL, Naples, 2015
Bonita Springs National Art Show, Bonita Springs, FL, Bonita Springs, 2015
Great Gulfcoast Art Festival, Pensacola, FL, Seville Square, 2007, 2015
Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX, Memorial Park, 2008-13
Crested Butte Art Festival, Crested Butte, CO, Downtown Crested Butte, 2015
Central PA Festival of Art, State College, PA, Penn State University, 2015