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Home is where the art is

GRAND RAPIDS — When painter Rick Beerhorst was a young married man with only a few kids, he would read interviews with famous artists who advised up-and-comers like him against having a family if they wanted success in the art world.

‘I felt like I wasn’t fitting the profile,’ said the Kentwood native, now 45 and the father of six children ranging in age from 11 months to 13 years. ‘Then I thought that what was a deterrent was actually in our favor. Why not build on what is unique about us, rather than wishing I was single and 23?’

With his wife, Brenda, a 43-year-old artist from Muskegon, Rick has done just that. By homeschooling their children and cultivating a rich environment where art is a part of daily life, the pair has created a most unusual family unit in which everyone (except youngest daughter, Rain) paints, draws or makes something with their hands. Read more…

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