Neiman Originals was started in 1980 with a desk and a telephone in a laundry room. Carla Bonney had recently gotten married, moved to California, and was expecting her first child. She was trying to start a business that would allow flexibility, so she began with an ad in the Los Angeles Times, advertising that she bought and sold LeRoy Neiman and Norman Rockwell graphics and originals. Her telephone began ringing off the hook with artwork for sale, and thus she established a client base which primarily began with other galleries and art dealers.

A few years later her sister, Holly, joined with her to begin a more concerted effort to expand their ability to help people buy and sell works of these artists. Holly now lives in Arizona, and works primarily with sales and computer management of the Art Database. Carla works in California and handles sales, shipments, framing and