Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Brush With History print series is finished!

After almost a year of work outdoors, in a remote studio and back at my own studio, the "A Brush With History" series of fifty paintings of Historic Ellicott City is finally finished!

Prints are for sale as both 12x12 sets and larger individual prints on Etsy.

There is a video of each set: here

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Purkey Fine Arts is Growing!

 There are now 29 art lesson videos available at

About half of they can be viewed for free!

The more detailed lessons are available by subscribing and it's only $10 per month for access to everything.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A View of Ellicott City, Md - an original limited edition print now available

 Ok, folks, my latest and greatest print is done. I’m currently doing a proof check, and making the first few copies. This is a large print, 16x20 inches. There will only ever be 250 copies made in a numbered and signed edition. The images are: Firehouse Museum, Lilburn Castle, B&O Station, Angelo Castle, Patapsco Female Institute, Walker-Chandler House, Opera House, Bernard Fort House, Disney’s Tavern, St.Paul Catholic church, Tongue Row, Emory Methodist Church, Thomas Issac Log Cabin, Tiber Alley, Howard House, and St. Paul Street.

This print can be purchased from my Etsy shop

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

 Here is a 5 minute clip from a longer video. This is a demonstration of what is only available by subscribing to my series of art lesson videos.

Find out more at

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Online Art School is now available

 It’s now been a year since I’ve been able to teach, and since we don’t know when things will change, art lessons from me are now available online. Check out the free bonus videos, and if you find them interesting, subscribe for only $10 per month, for unlimited access to everything.

The first ten lessons are posted now, with lots more coming over the next few weeks.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Fifty New Paintings of Historic Ellicott City Project

 As many may already know, having seen me working at my easel in town, I’m in the middle of another ‘Over the Top” project, that being to paint fifty new paintings of Historic Ellicott City.

These paintings will be used to produce a new series of prints released as separate portfolios.All of the images are being done on site at each location, as a monochromatic painting. These paintings will serve as the base for the application of colors.

I have a temporary studio set up in town, where the paintings will be finished. I am currently at painting number 37. Below are a few samples. Here is a link to all the paintings that have been started.

They are all done as a monachromatic underpainting with colors to be added later.