William Finlayson Announces Launch Of Primed Panels, Offering Artists Unlimited Options For Customized Artist Panels

Fine artist William Finlayson announces the launch of Primed Panels, offering artists unlimited options to use panels for a wide variety of mediums.  Using his personal understanding of the needs of visual artists and his experience in cabinet making, William created these panels for himself and now offers them to other artists. He is taking on-line orders for the panels which artists can customize.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos, William, for bringing your ingenuity to create a new product and sharing it with us! Art Lovers:  Meet William and see his artistry on Sunday, December 16 at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens from 10 – 5.







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What does “Custom Panels” mean to a customer?


It means you decide if you would like your Panel completely Raw, Primed, Primed back of panel as well as front, Primed front with Raw sides….You Decide.


Completely Customizable Sizes and Depths:



Customize your entire order from ordering ANY size you desire, to picking your depth of cradle (1-4 inches) and what you would like primed (front, sides, back or all of it)



That means you don’t have to stick with standard sizes!









Panels are made custom when you order them.

Usual completion time is 7 days but will depend on quantity of order.

Send us a message for more accurate time frame or we will let you know as soon as we confirm your order when they will be ready.

IN A RUSH? call us or write to us asap and we’d be happy to work with your deadline.

William Finlayson has been making artist panels for artists for years, but has only started taking orders online this year after launching his website: www.primedpanels.com



Contemporary abstract multicolor acrylic painting on panel by William Finlayson

“AHA MOMENT” , acrylic and neon on panel by William Finlayson

William’s background includes being a professional artist, working as a professional painter for over 20 years and working at a cabinet company/wood shop when he lived in Jacksonville Florida.  





Acrylic on reclaimed wood, “Prime Mover” by William Finlayson



His work is sold internationally and locally he exhibits at JF Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL.  http://www.jfgallery.com



Contemporary mixed media on panel collage, “Every Day Now” by William Finlayson





On Sunday, December 16th,  William will be participating in “Artists & Charities Hand In Hand”

An outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program

 Sunday, December 16th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens 

You will be able to see how his custom made panels look in person!  Public is invited!  https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E







Internationally acclaimed artist Brenda Zappitell of Brenda Zappitell Studio in Delray Beach has posted a review of William’s panels on social media:

Brenda’s abstract artworks are featured in exhibitions throughout the US and are in international private and public collections (Boca Raton Museum of Art, St. Regis Hotel NYC, Double Line Capital LA, and M.D Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX, to name a few)





Born in Tallahasee Fl, William started his artistic career as a color consultant for his family’s Design and Painting company that took on constant projects of custom painted interiors and decorating. This work of 20 yrs lead him to his fascination with textiles and paint, along with custom furniture. After creating and selling dozens of unique pieces of furniture, here began his transition from wall, to wood on furniture, to canvas. Painting on canvas was the culmination of his creative outlet. William feels that his lack of formal training in Fine Art has afforded him a freedom to paint what he envisions and feels, rather than conform to specific style or genre that he feels is limiting. Inspired by hard edge abstraction and color field art such as Kenneth Noland, Joseph Albers, Gene Davis, Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Imi knobel. William shows his work locally and nationally and is being collected in Palm Beach Island, Washington and New York. Gallery Representation in Palm Beach, Miami, Boston and New York.



For more images of his art : https://www.decaso.com/maker/william-finlayson 

For more information about Primed Panels:


For more information about JF Gallery





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“It’s What You See” and Who You’ll Hear: Meet Paige Rense!

Paige Rense has been to your house a number of times, as Editor Emeritus of “Architectural Digest” and Founder of “Bon Appetit” magazines.  The Rickie Report is certain that meeting her in person and having lunch with her will be an experience long remembered.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to this exclusive event!





The public is cordially invited to attend an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest;

Founder of the culinary magazine: Bon Appetit

This special event, the second in a two-part series: “It’s What You See”

Monday,  March 25, 2013

11:30 – 2:00 pm

at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth

Generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor

Paige Rense

Paige Rense, Featured Speaker at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ‘s                 “It’s What You See” Lecture and Luncheon


The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to enjoy an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, author, and founder of Bon Appetit. This intimate gathering, the second in a two-part series entitled, “It’s What You See” will take place 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Headquarters, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.


The luncheon and program is generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor. The first in the series, held on January 14, featured John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., and former New York Bureau Chief and drew 60 patrons and guest.


Rense and guests will be served a lovely lunch while seated at a lavishly adorned, long table set in the Council’s gallery. Conversation and dining will take place amidst a flavorful setting of original works and books by 14 Palm Beach County Artists that comprise Artist As Author, on display from March 16 – May 18.


Rense will speak intimately with guests about her extensive and diverse career, including highlights from her various posts including: Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, Founder of Bon Appetit, Editor-in-Chief of three national and international magazines; and author of the mystery novel, Manor House. Rense is currently working on a book about the career of her late husband, Kenneth Noland, one of the twentieth century’s most famous abstract painters, as well as a book about her 40 years with the magazine.

Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County said ‘It’s What You See’ is one way the Council follows its mission to educate the community about art and to promote local Palm Beach County Artists. 


“This affair offers members of the community an exclusive opportunity to meet and dine with Ms. Rense in a private setting,” said Blades, “as well as the chance to hear personal anecdotes about her life and career in the art design industry.”


Cost of lecture and luncheon: $100 per person; valet parking included. Proceeds benefit programs for and about artists in Palm Beach County. This event is sure to be a sellout. RSVP Today: 561.472.3342, or ksmiley@palmbeachculture.com


The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visitwww.palmbeachculture.com.


Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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