Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Show is Over, So Ramble on


Changes, always. And time for a few rambling thoughts...Time pushes us along in a rush, always to the next thing. The end of the Historic Ellicott City Show House at White Hall marks another shift, this time, back to the studio.





It has been a Summer filled with much time spent painting outdoors. As always, the coming Fall season means we must prepare for the lean times of Winter, so I retreat back to the warmth of the studio. 

Time once again to get back to my book, and other unfinished projects. I have always been blessed with hundreds of ideas, and am continually frustrated by not having time to complete them all.

My next open studio will be along soon, November 24, 25, and 26, and one final day, December 2nd.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Decorator Show House at White Hall

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. will have an Artist in Residence program at the 31st Show House at White Hall.  The Artist in Residence program will host local artist Wiley Purkey in a working studio on the grounds of the Show House.  Mr. Purkey will be painting in a temporary studio as his schedule allows during the entire duration of the Show House from September 24 through October 22, 2017.  Mr. Purkey is well known for his painted scenes of the Ellicott City historic district and surrounding areas.  He welcomes visitors to engage in conversation with him and ask questions about his work. Some of his artwork will be for sale.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This Town is Worth a Million Pictures

Every visit made to Historic Ellicott City gets me buzzing with anticipation to paint. STILL, every visit, I see something new, something captivating. Thousands of paintings later, my thirst for painting there goes unquenched. Some of my art friends tease me because I really don't want to paint anywhere else.

They should all be so lucky to find what I have found, a subject that I never tire of.
Keep Painting!, or as I am known to say, "Shut up and PAINT!"

Built as a bank, Rock Hill Liquors, Pairo Law Firm, Margaret Smith Gallery, Weddings and Events, Horse Spirit Art Gallery... Time marches on, with change the only constant.




Friday, June 30, 2017

Annual Appearance at Paint Out in Ellicott City

July is upon us, so it's time to get out the paints and orange hair dye so Wiley Van Gogh can make his annual appearance. Here's the info for the event
I will be painting on both Friday and Saturday, then will be showing recent work on the patio of Mat About You on Sunday.





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.