Recent Commissioned & Live Painting – Home State Bank in Jefferson, IA

Recent Commissioned & Live Painting – Home State Bank in Jefferson, IA

Vibrant Legacy (48″ x 48″ – acrylic on canvas) – installed in Jefferson, IA
We are truly grateful William was commissioned to create an important painting for Home State Bank in Jefferson, IA. Home State Bank celebrated its expansion (doubling in size) at a special open house for those at the bank and then later for all the public too, where William created the final layers of the artwork live at the event on December 8, 2021. We were honored to attend and to celebrate all of Home State Bank’s accomplishments throughout the years.
William’s painting, Vibrant Legacy (48″ X 48″ – acrylic on canvas), was created with multiple layers intending to bring honor to the history and successes of the bank & to its community of Jefferson, IA. Also, William intentionally created this painting to be vibrant and modern revealing how the bank and its community is expanding with an exciting future.
At the event, William was able to speak and to share on the making of this artwork. We are honored this finished painting is now installed at Home State Bank’s lovely entrance.
The Making of Images of Vibrant Legacy:
William created this celebratory painting with multiple layers (some of which are highlighted above). The first layers depict President Jefferson (the namesake for the city) and President Lincoln (the namesake for the Lincoln Highway which runs through Jefferson, IA) as well as $2 and $5 bills. Both presidents have sculptures installed in the city of Jefferson, IA.
William’s next layer includes the words: Pioneer, Create, Innovate, Cultivate, and Legacy – all which are qualities of Home State Bank. Additional layers include the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower which is an historical icon in the city as well as the lovely main street and bank expansion. The bank’s logo is integrated into the cityscape and is represented by a brilliant sunrise of bright hues of color (gold, orange, pink, red, and purple – typical of the sunrises and sunsets in Iowa).
The color of vivid green throughout the painting emphasizes the expansion and vibrancy of Home State Bank as well as the importance of the region’s agricultural heritage and the region’s lovely nature and environment overall. The finished composition is a mosaic of vivid color, line, and pattern. This colorful artwork overall celebrates the beautiful community of Home State Bank and its vibrant legacy and future.
Special thanks to the wonderful leadership of Sid Jones, Jackie Cunningham, Joan McCollom, Sherry Palmer, and all their team. For more information, please view: https://www.hsbankiowa.com