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Thomas Reverman of Hersey has made nature and art both the focus of his artisan business 5th Season.
Thomas Reverman of Hersey has made nature and art both the focus of his artisan business 5th Season.
Thomas Reverman of Hersey has made nature and art both the focus of his artisan business 5th Season.
Thomas Reverman of Hersey has made nature and art both the focus of his artisan business 5th Season.
HERSEY — Higher educational studies often influence a person’s future career, and one Hersey resident turned experience from a wildlife-centered degree and his own creativity towards artwork.
Thomas Reverman, of Hersey, has had an affinity for nature and art since childhood and has since made both the focus of his artisan business 5th Season.
Growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Grand Haven, Reverman was surrounded by nature as a child and later went on to graduate from Lake Superior State University with a degree in Wildlife Management.
A self-taught pyrography/colored pencil artist and graphic designer, Reverman creates artwork, and apparel featuring his designs, and custom pieces through 5th Season.
He worked for recreation for a township in Holland before pursuing art as a business.
“I started off doing it just as a hobby to make a little extra money,” Reverman said. “An art class I took my senior year of college really reignited my artistic ability so I started up with it again. In 2019, it was becoming more of a job, and I could be working on it full-time. I just realized life’s too short to be doing something that you don’t want to do.”
A self-taught pyrography/colored pencil artist and graphic designer, Reverman creates artwork, and apparel featuring his designs, and custom pieces through 5th Season.
Reverman’s nature-inspired designs can be found in retail locations throughout the U.S. His artwork is displayed in several public places including hospitals, retirement centers and dentist’s offices.
He also serves as the education director for the Holland Area Arts Council.
5th Season’s portfolio includes pyrography, unity ring boxes, custom art plaques and awards, home products, and a variety of apparel all featuring his artwork or designs.
Reverman has been working at honing his skills in wood burning and did a unique piece recently with burning work on a moose antler for a custom order.
“My favorite part is to make things that people like to put in their houses, and I’m proud that someone wants to buy something I made,” Reverman said. “I would say there’s a lot of challenges. I don’t have any business, marketing or bookkeeping background or any of that, so I’m learning it all myself and balancing the income part versus what should go back into my business. That’s kind of always been a struggle for me, but I’m getting better at it.”
Reverman and his wife are new to Big Rapids after moving from downstate 18 months ago, but he said the community has been supportive of his business.
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Due to the popularity of the outdoors and hunting in the area, his nature-inspired work has done well since making the move. 
He said catering towards being a good place to buy gifts for the holiday is a big part of his business, and he has gotten a lot of creative custom requests from people looking to surprise with a homemade gift. 
5th Season has worked with a number of local markets around Michigan, and Reverman has his work in the Artworks gift shop in downtown Big Rapids. 
Reverman said he hopes to continue working for himself. 
“When I started, I figured I can always go back and get a job that I don’t like somewhere else so as long as I can keep doing it I will,” Reverman said. “Now I am married and have a kid, so if I can support my family long term, that would be my goal while doing what I love.”
Some goals moving forward for Reverman include exploring more fine art opportunities and maintaining affordable pricing for his customers.
For more information on 5th Season and to find out how to request custom art commissions, visit www.5thseasonmi.com
Ellen Buchanan addresses the Hardin County Commissioners Court on Nov. 22 at the Hardin County Courthouse.
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