Creating their art together has been a way of life for the "Bear Paws" - Bill and Linda Sumner - since their college days at the University of Minnesota over thirty years ago. Their two sons, Josh and Jake, have grown up on the art fair circuit which began as a part-time business and grew into a full-time operation in 1987. Since that time they have shown their wares at many venues across the U.S.; including the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
Bill and Linda now live in the Central Minnesota woods with white-tail deer, Scottish Terrier, Dalmatian and cats. They find their inspiration from the many sources that surround them in their woods... all these things are then realized in Bear Paw Paper "works of art."
Bill, the official papermaker, enjoys experimenting with leaves, pine-needles, perennial & wildflowers, tree bark and…
- Joined January 31, 2009