The Bean Art Gallery is not an art gallery. It is a website devoted to the original oil paintings of William (Bill) Gram. I paint live regularly on the street, currently 100 feet south of the Art Institute of Chicago many weekends and some weekdays  while the weather is good. In Door County I paint near my summer studio at 4237 Cottage Row Road in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. While my style is realistic many of the objects I paint are abstract like The Bean, children at the beach, ballet dancers or the crowd at a Cubs game.Call or text me on my cell 773 557 9013. You can also contact me on my home phone 847 853 1880, email me at
Some of my paintings are created in the middle of a crowd such as the audience at the Grant Park Symphony performances, on a crowded sidewalk of viewers, or the Cub's playoff game painting found on the cityscape page. See the photo there of me painting. l call this gorilla plein air painting.
 I studied at the Palette and Chisel and the Art Institute of Chicago and I am a member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, which was featured in the  American Artist Magazine. I have been juried into the Hardy exhibition in Door County for several years.