Girard's Pinckney, Michigan, Murals (Circa 2005)

These murals were commissioned for the home of a family in Pinckney, Michigan, a drive of several hours from Royal Oak, Michigan, where Bill lived. At least, that's what Bill told me. 


 "... the powder room which i fancy in the Indo-Chinoiserie style."
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

 Bill sent me these images in 2006, about four years before his passing.



The Face of Buddha
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

The drive was wearisome. But Bill both needed the money and loved the family involved.


A quiet paradise created by a man who loved his pets!
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

I  imagine that in particularly dismal winters these murals must be an endless source of joy.



A theater of the mind's eye - but what a beautiful mind.
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

I hope that they are well maintained.


It seems that Bill turned a home into a House of Prayer. A monument to inner peace.
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

Did I mention that Bill hated to travel, at least physicially. 


A vision of Arcadia.
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

Bill's imagination took him everywhere he ever wanted to go. It's just a shame that so few have had the chance to travel with him. 

His work, like these marvelous murals, is generally held in private hands, where only the lucky few get to enjoy them. 

Except for those who travel to the website dedicated to his work:  https://girardsvasari.com/.


This must be the home's front entry.
Artist: Bill Girard. Royal Oak, MI. 1940-2011

Ah, the beginning! At last.

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