Thursday, November 15, 2018

Visit our Etsy Shop to see what's new


Six new prints are in the Etsy shop. Five of the paintings were painted outdoors at the locations.

First, "A View From the Top" painted from the Patapsco Female Institute.
"Sunset Road" was painted on Slack's Road, near Historic Sykesville.
"Lake George Winter" was painted from my memory of a trip there in 1978.
"Hollow Glen" was painted on site in Historic Oella.
"History Drains Away" was painted on site on Fel's Lane, Historic Ellicott City.
"Hideaway on Fel's Lane" was also painted on site on Fel's Lane, Historic Ellicott City.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/wileypurkey?



Sunday, November 4, 2018

Prints being retired and Original Paintings sold off

We are going to purge our inventory to make room for new products. To that end, numerous original paintings and prints are now being offered in a "Last Call" category in our Etsy shop. We have over 200 prints available and have decided to concentrate solely on works related to the Historic Ellicott City area. Items that are not sold by Christmas, 2018 will be dispersed to family and friends. So get yours while you can.

Here is the link...








Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The first in a new series of Ellicott City prints is now available!

"Red Ahead" is a scene in Historic Ellicott City, Md. The scene is of the intersection of Columbia Pike and Main Street.

The print is available in two sizes, 11x14 or 16x20 with a roughly one inch border. Both prints fit standard sized frames.

This is printed on 100% rag content paper, using archival pigmented inks. 
The inks and paper have a permanence rating of about 100 years.

We pack items well, and ship using USPS Priority Mail.

Here is the link to buy a print


Monday, October 29, 2018

First Printing Nearly Sold Out!

Folks... There are only five books remaining before the first edition sells out! We should have more by December, but it may be delayed until Jan. 2019.

So, if you need one before then... you better get it.




Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Triple Book Signing Event!!!


Three new books about Historic Ellicott City have been released this year.

"The Legend of the Zombie Snowmen of Ellicott City",
written by Jerry Harlowe, and illustrated by Wiley Purkey.
"Haunted Ellicott City" by local author Shelley Davies Wygant.
"Wiley Purkey - Painter of Ellicott City History"

All three authors will be present during the event, which is taking place at the Ellicott City Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, 3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, Md., the weekend of October 27th and 28th, from 1:00 to 4:00.

Along with the books being available, the drawings used for the production of the Zombie Snowman book will be on display. There will also be Zombie Snowmen T-Shirts and Mugs available. 

The time scheduled is 1 - 4 pm, both Saturday and Sunday, as this will allow your departure during daylight before any Zombie Snowman has his dead coal eyes upon you.

More Info...



Saturday, September 15, 2018

HEC 2018 Designer Show House

Ongoing until October 21st, and I will be there painting and selling prints, books and original art most weekends for the entire month. Here is more info.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Original Painting Extreme SALE on my Etsy shop

For those interested:

Art, It can be overwhelming...

Although I have a great deal of storage, it's not infinite. And since I am so prolific, the need to do some house cleaning has come along. To that end, I have begun to add paintings to my Etsy shop for $25 each. These sell for between $100 and $125 each, but again, I must clean out. Many have been sold since this post went up, 20 remain...

Here is the link to the paintings