The Westin Jackson

'Where the Music Began' painting installed at The Westin Hotel

This is the single largest canvas I have ever created (6ft x 9ft). This piece features Mississippi musicians & other artists inspired by the Magnolia State. The concept was to create a visual storytelling painting highlighting our iconic artists that have defined blues, rock, hip-hop, and country music.

Mississippi is truly the birthplace of American music. I chose B.B. King’s guitar “Lucille” as the main focal point of the piece. Now that this work is on display in the lobby of The Westin, musicians performing in the area and staying at The Westin Jackson will have the opportunity to add their signatures.

I cannot wait to see this painting evolve as musicians come to visit our great State and sign this piece that tells the story of Mississippi’s rich music history.

William Goodman painting "Where The Music Began"

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