Sheree Lincoln is a Stand Up Paddle Board Coach and an artist who paints in fluid acrylic and watercolor. She embraced her love of painting shortly after painting her first watercolor in 1975. Sheree calls her work Art on the Run. Her work includes landscapes and boats however it primarily features portraiture of wildlife, horses, dogs and cats in a contemporary and colorful style exploring their movement with the use of color and quick brush strokes. Sheree has participated in ArtPrize of Grand Rapids twice and has been accepting portrait commissions since 2011. She has been involved in the Visual Arts since she attended New York School of Interior Design in New York City after High School. She worked a Commodities New Accounts Manager on Wall Street in the early 1980’s before returning to her Native Michigan where she worked as an Interior Decorator, and then in Insurance and Real Estate. After marrying Richard Lincoln, in 2004, they decided it was time to get back to her artistic roots and Sheree went back to School at Baker College for Web Design opening her own Web Design company in 2005. You can read more about her work experience on the Who Am I? – Resume Page by clicking here.
Sheree’s favorite office is on the water. Sheree grew up boating and sailing, then came kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in 2011. In 2015 Sheree became a certified PaddleFit Coach and in 2016 accelerated to the PaddleFit Pro Level. Learn more on the PaddleFit website – click here to visit www.paddlefitpro.com. Take a Stand Up Paddle Board lesson with PaddleFit Pro Coach Sheree Lincoln and learn how to spend more time on the water instead of in it!
Richard is a Wood Boat Builder who primarily builds custom Chesapeake Bay Light Craft (CLC) designed boats. Richard, or Lincoln as he known, apprenticed with well know Wood Boat Builder Tim Fox of C Fox Wood Boats, in Kent City Michigan for a number of years, before branching out on his own to open BrassWind BoatWorks as part of the BrassWind Landing in Indian River. Lincoln is a retired Food Scientist And Biologist with a degree in Biology from Grand Valley University and he has a Wastewater Treatment license for lagoon systems. In 2012 Lincoln became a distributor for SludgeHammer an advanced waste water treatment system through his and Sheree’s company Innovative Septic Solutions LLC. Lincoln has also been an avid sailor for many years and took up Kayaking more seriously after his retirement from Yoplait General Mills in Reed City, Michigan in 2006. Prior to that he worked at Gerber Products in Fremont, Michigan for 16 years. Richard is also a classical trumpet player; that is where the name BrassWind Landing came from.
Lincoln has taught the Fermentation and Chemistry of Wine Making at the Petoskey Community College. He plans to offer private and small group wood boat making workshops where you can build your own kayak. Favorite wood boats to build from CLC plans are the Millcreek 13 and the Wood Duck.
The Lincoln Family Name
As you all know Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President. Richard Lincoln is a descendent of Abraham Lincoln’s Great Uncle Mordechai. Sheree is proud to carry the Lincoln family name and honor its great heritage.
“With the Lincoln family name comes responsibility as a citizen to fight for what we believe to be right and proudly embrace the controversy that comes with the defense of these rights.” — Sheree Lincoln
“Entrepreneurship,” according to Wikipedia, “is the act of being an entrepreneur or “one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods“. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses (referred as Startup Company).” That is what we have done with the opening of BrassWind Landing Boat Rental LLC, Arts and Adventure Paddlesports. BrassWind BoatWorks and the BrassWind Gallery.
The Path to Indian River
Richard and Sheree Lincoln purchased property in Tuscarora Township in 2011. The former Image Carvers Sign Shoppe had been vacant for 3 years and it was an eyesore, to be blunt. We saw the beauty in it as well the potential for Indian River to continue to grow as a mecca for silent sports activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. After a lot sweat equity, and thousands and thousands of dollars being poured into the building, they now own a small business in Indian River and a building they can be proud of. the Lincoln’s named the building, BrassWind Landing. Richard, who everyone calls Lincoln, is a Trumpet player and the name BrassWind came from is history as a musician. It started when they named their Sail boat Brass Wind. In the true spirit of “entrepreneurship” the Lincoln’s have invested in their new community by opening a kayak livery, paddlesports store, wood boat building workshop and art gallery and gift shop in Indian River, Michigan.
The Local Connection
Growing up Sheree spent many summers in Boyne City and the Lake Charlevoix area visiting her Grandmother and Aunts and Uncles and cousins. Northern Michigan with its large inland lakes feels like home. She has a first cousin, on her Father’s side, who has lived in Indian River for over thirty years; Attorney Larry Hanson and his wife Betsy (DeYoung) Hanson. When Cousin Larry told the Lincoln’s about the building that was available in Indian River along with the treasure trove of CNC and other wood working equipment the Lincoln’s decided it would be a great place to build wood boats and open a kayak and canoe livery and thus BrassWind Landing came to be.
The Path to Fort Myers Area
The Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Area connection comes with Sheree’s Father, Don Hanson who lives aboard his Trawler, called Ring of Fire, in the Fort Myers Beach area each winter. Sheree and Richard spend time on Ring of Fire each spring.