To celebrate their recent move, the Hudson Road Trading Company asked Robert Bentley to paint an outdoor mural.
“We really felt we needed something distinctive on our outside wall,” said co-owner Margie Needelman. “The exterior of the building cried for something beautiful.”
Installed earlier this fall, Bentley’s painting is a reflection of the artist’s creative imagination. “The idea for a large, outdoor subject was intriguing and I felt that a whimsical approach would do the job,” explained Bentley. “Ultimately, it turned out to be an interesting exercise, because I had to create something larger than my usual paintings, and work with the fairly unfamiliar medium of acrylic to protect against the weather.”
Co-founded with Elizabeth Hudson in 2005, Hudson Road Trading Company was initially an e-commerce website venture that grew into a destination business within three years. Featuring an exclusive selection of artisan jewelry, gems, crystals, minerals, and fossils, Hudson Road Trading Company also hosts a variety of jewelry vendors, pet specialties, and designer items including event purses.
Hudson Road Trading Company, open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, is located at 10647 N. Bay Shore Road in Sister Bay. (New hours will begin October 18: 10 am – 4 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday; 10 am – 5 pm, Friday and Saturday.)
For more information call 920.854.9595.