Sunday, December 4, 2022

All Fifty Brush With History Paintings Have Found a Home!

The paintings have been traveling around the county, and have now found a permanent home. They are not for sale as it was my plan to have them on permanent display for future generations to see. Prints are available, in two sizes and are for sale at the same place the paintings are on display. Backwater Books, in the middle of Main Street, Historic Ellicott City, Md.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

 Here is the very last Raffle for the prints supporting events for the 250th birthday celebration of Historic Ellicott City.

Get your tickets here

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Halloween Prints Raffle

 There are a few days remaining in the Halloween print Raffle. Only $5 gets you a chance to win one of these Halloween themed prints. The size is 16x16 inches and the retail price is $75. All the money goes to support events for the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City.

Here is the link to get your tickets

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Art Opening Reception for Wiley Purkey at AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar


A Very Special Art Opening Reception at
AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar

Please join us at the AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar on Monday, October 24th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for an Artist Reception honoring Wiley Purkey. This special show will be AIDA Bistro's final as the restaurant will close its doors at the end of January.

This very unique show of 39 paintings will include not only Wiley's usual array of images of Historic Ellicott City, but many other places around the area, from Harper's Ferry to the Eastern Shore.

AIDA Bistro will include complimentary Appetizers and Happy Hour pricing on beer and Wine On Tap for all guests during the Reception. 

If you would like to have stay for dinner after the reception, please make a reservation at the website below or call,


6741 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046

I'll see you there...

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Opening Reception for the Show at Fairhaven - Oct. 2

 The next opening reception will be at the Gallery at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue in Historic Sykesville. The show of forty paintings will run from September 10th until October 21st. My current working title is: "Throwaways", because the show is made up of 40 paintings that were experiments or demonstration paintings. These paintings are more free and exuberant than my usual studio paintings, and they are made even more interesting by putting them in frames made to reflect the paintings content. The title comes from the lesson that I give to my students... "Paint everything like you're going to throw it away" because it gets rid of the apprehension of starting a painting.

The opening reception for the show at Fairhaven will be on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 to 4.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Brush With History Show Opening Reception

 The "A Brush With History" show opening reception will be September 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD and will be a part of the annual Howard County "Road to the Arts" event. The show runs from September 15th to October 17thThe show will be the fifty paintings that were done last year in celebration of the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City, and is also an EC250 sponsored event. The frames were all made to reflect the content of each painting and are made from recycled materials, children's blocks, Lincoln Logs, tiles, glass marbles and lots of other interesting materials.

This is likely the last time to see all fifty paintings together. I am looking for a public, permanent place to display the entire group, but if that does not happen in the next year, they will be sold to different collectors.

The opening reception for the show at the Columbia Art Center will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3.