"Wild" Bill Carter
CARTER PRO PAINT
Our mission at Carter Pro Paint is to keep Bill Carter's legacy and memory alive by sharing the stories, showcase all the beautiful works of art he created through his unique process of painting and use of color known as "Billy's Brew". Bill was an inspiration to countless painters around the world and continuing that legacy of inspiration we will continue on at his request to share, inspire and educate about the life and times of Bill Carter. This is also the official place to purchase exclusive Bill Carter works, designs and memorabilia from over the last 50 years as per his style, vision and wishes.
About Tim Cooper
How Bill & Tim Met & their Friendship
Tim met Bill Carter when he was just 13 years old, back in 1983. He was in awe over the artwork he saw in Car Craft and Hotrod magazines. As luck had it, the magazines listed the location of Bill's shop, and Tim made his way there on his bicycle traveling the streets of the San Fernando Valley, in Chatsworth, California. Once there, Bill was taken by Tim's passion for his work. He allowed Tim to observe him work. Tim would stop by on his way home from school. It was like a back stage pass to everything great on wheels and headed for water before anyone else laid their eyes on it. The colors were amazing to Tim, and he just couldn't get enough of seeing Bill's works. Tim was one of the few allowed "Lookie-Lou's."
Over time, these two formed a friendship that lasted until Tim had to say good-bye to his dear friend. Getting to know Bill's family and friends was both fun and exciting. But, meeting his wife Linda, was a beautiful continuation of that friendship. We are blessed to call her family.
With the help of Linda Carter, Bill's wife of 42 years, we are able to share his life with you. Linda has been an amazing support and wealth of knowledge in bringing stories back to life."