Jay Handy in Bay City 2

Jay Handy during his artist-in-residence in Bay City

Journeys can be taken by the body, mind and soul, and as Madison financial consultant Jay Handy heads to Bay City, Michigan, this week, all three seem certain to resonate.

Four years ago, Handy, 59 — who attended Harvard Business School and once managed Merrill Lynch’s Madison office — decided to get serious about the art that had been a passion since his troubled childhood and adolescence.

Jay Handy piece (not in the Bay City exhibit)

A piece by Jay Handy (Courtesy of the artist)

Jay Handy Bay City art

Piece in the Bay city exhibit (Courtesy of Jay Handy)