In an effort to create a website that represents

where many of our clients live and work,

designers Heidi Stanley and Leah Olson found dramatic landscape photos from California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In addition to including recent images of these areas, we were also inspired by imagery that represented an appreciation for our collective history and heritage as well as an artisan approach to something that is no longer easily found or replicated.


"The soul becomes dyed with the colors of its thoughts."

- Marcus Aurelius



we discovered a treasure of imagery that exceeded our expectations. 

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Glass lantern slides were first used in the 17th century to project hand-painted images. In 1849, lantern slides were used to project photography. Images were still hand-painted, typically by women, with the most delicate of brushes.

Glass lantern slide images can be seen on our website where Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor on Ferguson Wellman’s coin logo, is quoted. There are also a couple of these beautiful images on West Bearing’s website and these slides all represent areas where our clients reside as well. 

Equally important to the look and feel of our website is functionality. We hope that you are able to find the information you are seeking about Ferguson Wellman and West Bearing Investments. Please reach out to us if we can help you in anyway by contacting or (800) 327-5765.