A brief history of where we are from and why we are here.
Louise West, known to us as Grandmom West, began her creative career when she was 49 years old. She mostly painted landscapes, animals, and still-life paintings, and was a member of several art groups in the Birmingham area. While she was a fantastic artist, it was her character that made an impression on everyone who met her. She was a picture of patience, kindness, and gentleness.
She adored people in the same way that Jesus adored them, and she saw potential in everyone. She encouraged her future generations to paint and create, as well as to persist in the face of adversity. She created an atmosphere in her home that allowed people to thrive, and it is with this spirit that we run WestHeir.
Today, we hope to show people they are loved and create a community where creatives can thrive and connect rather than compete. We also are doing whatever we can to create a positive impact on our greater community through participation in national and local programs, and in-person activities.
Summer of 1967
Grandmom West’s painting “that started it all.”
(Credit to Glenna Lambert)
October 28, 2020
WestHeir Ltd. Co. Launched!
WestHeir Ltd. Co. was made official!