Gallery Makes Move For Customer Convenience

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Longtime customers of The Wild Brush Art Galley might be met with a few surprises:

The gallery is in a new location. Owners Lynne and Terry Winans are renting a space at 405 S. Beeline Highway, Suite E.

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Terry Winans, owner and operator of The Wild Brush Art Gallery, shows off one of the many two-dimensional works on display at the shop's new site, 405 S. Beeline Highway, Suite E. Terry also provides custom frames and faux finishes for customers.

"The move was motivated by the need for a larger location," Lynne said. "(It's) more customer friendly as far as parking."

The new site provides access from Beeline and lots of parking for customers. With larger space comes more services.

Walking into the light-filled shop, one doesn't know where to look first -- the work of about 20 Rim country artists and 10 others from around the state and elsewhere fills the room.

There is glass work, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more; the framing center is at the back of the shop, with a multitude of selections to choose from, including a line of rustic, ironwork designs; and spilling out from the far left wall are all kinds of art supplies, including easels.

"We have expanded into providing frame restoration, custom shadow boxes, faux finishes, needle point and cross stitch, ready-made mats and frames, and conservation, plus regular and non-glare glass replacement," Terry said.

Lynne said other new offerings include picture lights, custom wooden easels and a line of Badger products for sore muscles, hands and a variety of other balms.

The Winans did not leave behind their longtime products with the move though. The Wild Brush Art Gallery is still an art gallery. It continues to provide custom faming -- there are more than 500 frames to select from -- quality art supplies, prints and posters, plus unique gifts. Special orders can be made for art supplies and furniture.

Soon, The Wild Brush will have a website, probably by the first of the month, giving access to more than 100,000 images from 100 different artists for prints and posters. The shop also carries a selection of cards featuring original art work, most of which also have print-size images as well.

The Winans own and operate the business, with Terry on hand most of the time, since Lynne is also the site manager for Payson Headstart.

Terry is the artist of the family. He has 35 years in interior decorating, faux finishes, special effects, graphic design and furniture refinishing. He applies those talents to the frames he builds for the businesses' customers.

Away from the business, artwork is still something Terry enjoys. Lynne plays tennis and likes outdoor activities. The couple enjoy motorcycles and restoring and building old vehicles.

Stop by the new home of The Wild Brush Art Gallery, 405 S. Beeline Highway, Suite E, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information call (928) 468-8696.

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