Happy New Year! Out with the old, in with the new! So, as many of you already know, the fifty paintings that were done last year for the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City have found a permanent home at Backwater Books, 8156 Main Street, Ellicott City. The original plan was to keep the collection together, however, I am constantly having to say no to interested buyers, and the folks at Backwater are inundated with requests to sell individual paintings, so I'm going to sell them and move on to several new projects. Each painting is $1500, and if you purchase more than one, the second painting is $1250. Backwater reopens tomorrow, Friday Jan. 6th, at noon. So, visit the collection to make your choices, or call in your order at (410) 696-2482. The paintings may not be removed until Feb, 1st. You can preview the paintings from when they were shown last year at the Ellicott Theater Gallery.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Sunday, December 4, 2022
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
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
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...
Friday, October 7, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
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.