Sunday, June 11, 2017

Art Party at Mulligan's Hill, Historic Ellicott City

My next exciting event? I will be showing some recent paintings and other nonsense at this upcoming show. The site for the show will be at the top of Mulligan's Hill, in Historic Ellicott City. This is a very unusual venue and I am excited to be included.

The show will also feature works by:
Leah Sarah Bassett
Monica Gallagher
MJ Kehne
Christopher Schisler
Linda Schisler
Leonard Streckfus
More information here: Art Party at Mulligan's Hill

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Moon Over Mulligan's' Hill Class

Here is a link for my next Fun With Wine and Paint class, held at my studio classroom on June 10th. Mulligan's Hill is a special place for me, having spent a bit of my childhood there.
Moon Over Mulligan's Hill

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Open Studio

Next on my busy agenda, my Spring Open Studio

Along with some recent paintings, I will have available: prints, postcards, mugs, pillows, greeting cards and quite a few of my new ceramic tile paintings. There is a bit of framing for me to do, and a lot of new items to see, so clear your calendar, and stop by on Saturday, May 6th, between noon and six.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wine and Paint Class - Van Gogh's Almond Blossoms

Well, here we go again, another upcoming Wine and Paint Class... 
On April 15th we will be copying the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting, "Almond Blossoms"
Clicking on Almond Blossoms will take you to a Facebook page with more info.

A second, earlier opportunity to take this class will be at the South Carroll Senior Center That event is on Friday, April 7th, from 12:30 to 3:30. You must be at least 60 years of age to attend the class at the Senior Center. Call the center at (410)-386-3700 to reserve your space.

All materials and instructions are included for the $35 fee.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Walk in the Woods Wine and Paint Class

Let's take a "Walk in the Woods" -  Wine and Paint Class... 

This Saturday, March 25th 15th we will be paint "Walk in the Woods" 

An unusual class in which we will faux paint a wooden frame border, use stencils to create the trees and words, then finish it off with some painting. Sure to be one of our most memorable events. 

All instructions and materials are included in the $35 price. Wine, drinks and snacks are also included. 

Clicking on Walk in the Woods will take you to a Facebook page with more info.

Friday, March 3, 2017

50% off of my Many Ellicott City Prints!!! Ends on Sunday!

How about a SALE on my many prints before I do a Spring Spruce-up of my Etsy shop. How does 50% off sound??? Just use the term "fifty" at checkout. If you are decorating an entire business office in the Historic Ellicott City area, or just want to decorate your home with a few local scenes, this sale is for you! As always, FREE Shipping!
50% off SALE ENDS THIS SUNDAY!!! Just follow the link below.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yes, I'm still alive...

Work on yet another impossibly adventurous painting has begun. Again, of Mulligan's Hill. As I work, and listen to music to block out other distractions, my mind drifts around.

For some reason I am remembering when one of my ink drawings appeared in the window of an antique shop sometime in the '80's with a sign that read "1950's Artist". No, try "Drawing from 1974", as everything done by me in the 1950's included crayons. The shop was the now closed "Rebel Trading Post"

Another time I remember being in another shop where I showed my work sometime in the '70's and while I was there overheard a conversation between two women who were observing my work ... Wiley Purkey? Didn't he just die? That shop was the also now closed "The Owl and the Pussycat".

My most recent event was after a meeting with a friend, during which se were discussing the possibility of attempting to paint my memories of "Bob's Five and Dime" and "Eddie's Lunchonette", both in Historic Ellicott City. We went to the Howard County Historical Society Library in pursuit of some old photos to help jog my memory of those two shops. Their photo database was down, so we left emails so they could send any images they found. Days later, I received an email showing what they had found on Google, which they sent along with the message "We didn't find any images of those two places, but this artist appears to have painted both". Sure enough, it was a link to an article about me.

I feel like I'm caught in a, endless loop of my own making.

Anyway, still alive, still painting...