Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Few Thoughts From my Facebook Page

How many remember the simple joys of growing up in Ellicott City? 

Little did we know in our impoverished early days how rich our lives would become, tempered like hot steel on an anvil, made strong as the surrounding granite, with our roots and tendrils like the wild honeysuckle that grows locally, so intertwined with memories of people and events.



Monday, November 28, 2016

Open for Business in my Etsy Shop

For those that missed my Open Studio event, you can still place an order for any of my artistic gifts in my Etsy shop. We have plenty of time to get things shipped out, and all shipping is free.

For those that still prefer a personal visit, email me for an appointment.

There are plenty of items to choose from, from images of Historic Ellicott City, and the usual array of landscapes, to gardens and dream imagery...

Art makes the best gift, and remains long after others are forgotten.

Wiley Purkey





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Artist Wiley Purkey Annual Open Studio Fri. Sat., Nov 25 and 26th

Yes, it's that time of year when I open up one of my studios to visitors. This year is a little different owing to the fact that the recent flooding in Historic Ellicott City has left me without gallery representation. So my work, which is dominated by images of Ellicott City can only be purchased from me this weekend, or by visiting my Etsy shop. The Open Studio will be held from 1 to 5 on Fri. Nov. 25th, and Sat. Nov. 26th. The address is 2309 Harvest Farm Road Sykesville, MD 21784





Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wine and Paint Class Madison Snow and Frasier Fir

Get ready for our next Wine and Paint Event! This Saturday, November 19th. Paint "Madison Snow, and Frasier Fir" with us.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

More Than Something That Just Hangs on the Wall

For those of you looking for something a little bit different, my images are also available at Fine Art America. FAA offers my images, not only as prints, but also cards, pillows, tote bags, and a lot more! You can even order a shower curtain!

Follow the link below, or click on any of the images below to view that item.

Here is the link

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Margaret Smith Gallery, and Points Beyond

I am spending the entire day adding new items to my Etsy shop. In light of the fact that I have temporarily lost my gallery representation due to the recent flooding,  I am spending time attempting to get much of my inventory online. Shipping on most items is FREE. Pictured is the Margaret Smith Gallery in it's heyday. Mostly everything being added is Ellicott City related... So check it out!, and check in often, as it is an ongoing process.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Updates to Wine and Paint Samples

I've finally gotten around to updating my Wine and Paint samples page. There are now 27 examples of what can be taught in a 3 hour class. At the moment, I am only teaching at my home studio, and the South Carroll Senior Center, but am looking for a new temporary location to work in Historic Ellicott City.  Here is the link

A schedule of upcoming events is listed on my Facebook page for Purkey Fine Arts