Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Dennis O'Malley Re-opening on Central Street Nov 9th

We begin business in Evanston at the northeast corner of Central Street and Prairie at 2601 Prairie.

Store hours Thursday, November 9th through Sunday, December 10th

The product will be my etchings of Chicago and Evanston and note cards of the City. Shown here are popular hand colored etchings as examples of city scenes.

My newest note card set 4 is shown here, Chicago in Winter:

Grand Reopening Reception is scheduled for 

Friday November 17th from 5-7

            The Charles M. Harper Center
      University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
           9" x 12" Aquatint Etching
  plate 52

The White Palace Grille
Roosevelt and Canal Streets
8" x 10" Aquatint Etching with hand water coloring
plate 56

      The Waterworks and the Looking Glass Theater
6" x 8" Aquatint etching with hand coloring
plate 100


 North Avenue Beach and the Boat House
7.5" x 10.5" Etching with hand coloring
plate 138

Pizzeria Uno and Pizzeria Due

 Addison and Sheffield from the "L"
Home of the Chicago Cubs
"Attention....attention please....have your pencils.... and score cards
ready.....for the correct lineups for today's ballgame."
10" x 11" Aquatint etching with hand coloring
Plate 28
Chicago US Cellular Field
Home of the Chicago White Sox
6.5" x 8.5" Aquatint Etching
      Plate 118                


       Chicago China Town
9" x 10" Aquatint etching with hand coloring
Plate 154 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Pitchers and Catchers Report & Evanston Made Art Group

February 2023 Major League Baseball begins now .....with the famous announcement that Pitchers and Catchers will begin Spring training and their respecting club's facilities.

Cub's Park Etching 

A view into the park from the "L" at Addison Street from my etching.

Home of the Chicago White Sox 
 Guaranteed Rate Field at 35th and Shields

I am also featured at the Evanston Made gallery

Print and Print Making Group Show & Shop
Now through February 26 at 1100 Florence!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

December 2022 What's Happening? Lemme tell ya

There are two locations for the display and sale of my art.  

My first Pop-Up Shop in Evanston will open Thursday, December 1 at noon and run until December 31. December Hours are scheduled for Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

Prairie Avenue Gallery  2601 Prairie Avenue at Central Street.

Chicago and Evanston scenes will be for sale

  • Etchings framed and unframed
  • Pen and Ink watercolors
  • Note Cards with my views of the city

The next location that will display my art of the city is The International Small Print Show at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.  This annual event is celebrating the 37th year hosting fine small etchings and print art from artists from all over the world.

My art  includes Prints of Chicago and Note Cards all priced to sell.

CPC is located at 4912 North Western Avenue  and is open daily noon-5 pm until Christmas.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Now selling at BUDDY

Buddy is a shop, a hub for making connections between friends we have and those we have yet to meet. We are committed to giving artists and small manufacturers in Chicago a place to showcase and sell their goods and artworks to a vast audience of Chicagoans and visitors at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Take a look at the unique items they offer here

I'm thrilled to say that my notecards are for sale there, too. 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

March 2022 Welcome to my 2022 Blog!

Chicago Major League Baseball has the greenlight to begin Spring Training at their March camps.  Playing will begin in early April for the White Sox and Cubs.

I have been active these last nine months at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and at home with pen and ink and watercolors, preparing new work, some of which I will share with you.

These two etchings represent the little known park on the Chicago River at 444 West Lake Street.  The River Point Park contains the recent contribution of the art of Santiago Calatrava.

                                      Calatrava's Constellation
                                          River Point Park
                                             Etching 182
                                              with hand coloring
                                               8.5" x 9.5"

                                Constellation by Calatrava
                                       in River Point Park  
                                   Aquatint Etching 180 with hand coloring
                                            11" x 8.5"

Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter.

The sculpture Constellation 2019-2020 is in River Point Park on the river at 444 West Lake Street.

Major League Baseball will start in April and the full season of 162 games will contribute to the nation's major pass time.

Four of my watercolored Evanston scenes are:  Hecky's, Mustard's Diner on Central Street, the Alice Millar Chapel on Sheridan Rd and Chicago Avenue, The Grosse Point Lighthouse on Sheridan Rd.

"it's the sauce"
7" x 10"

Mustard's Last Stand on Central Street
6.5" x 11"

Alice Millar Chapel 
8.5" x 7"

Grosse Point  Lighthouse
Green Bay Road
7.5" x 6.5"

Baseball has returned to the Sports page.  These a a few of my Ball Park Etchings:

"This is Wrigley Field"
with the Pat Pieper quote
aquatint etching with hand coloring
plate 159   8" x 13"

                                    Addison and Sheffield from  the "L"
                                           with Pat Pieper quote
                                     aquatint etching with hand coloring    
                                                 plate 28
                                               7" x 9"

                                The Home of the Chicago White Sox 
                                aquatint etching with hand coloring
                                       plate 163  9" x 11"

Friday, November 26, 2021

November 2021 and Current Printmaking Events

This year Chicago celebrates the One Hundred Year Birthdays  for two iconic city sites

The famed Chicago Theater on State Street celebrates its 100th Birthday 2021

          The Chicago Theater, originally known as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theater, is a landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago.  Built in 1921, the Chicago Theater was the flagship for Balaban and Katz.  Currently Madison Square Garden, Inc. owns the theater.

                             6 x 5 inch Aquatint Etching  with hand coloring

                                               Limited Edition of 35


The Wrigley Building is on the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue and is 100 this year.

When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River. The Michigan Avenue Bridge now the Du Sable Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction. 

The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. for the headquarters of the company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson Probst, and White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details.

The south tower was completed in September 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. 
The two towers are of differing heights, with the south tower rising to 30 stores and the north tower to 21 stories. The building is clad in six shades of white glazed terra-cotta.

6 x 6.25 inch Aquatint Etching with chine colle

Each of these images are from my portfolio of Etching Aquatints of Chicago.

After recent delays.....

32nd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House will begin at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!

 Grand Opening Party: 

Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2021, 11am-7pm both days.

Preview the exhibition Friday December 3, 12-5pm 


Extended Holiday hours:

Tuesdays - Sundays, December 7 through December 19th, 12-5pm.


All visitors must be masked and fully vaccinated.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

4912 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Two new etchings available at the CPC Small Print Show are :

                    Chicago  Skyline from Museum Park
                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                5 x 9  inch plate

                        River Point Chicago    Constellation by Calatrava*
                                Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                9 x 7 inch plate

*Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and painter.
The sculpture Constellation 2019-2020 is in the park that borders the Chicago River at 444 West Lake Street.

Monday, October 18, 2021

October 2021 The Beginning of the Fall Art Season and the Reopening of the annual CPC Small Print Show

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is alive and the current show "Tongue in Cheek" represents the work of many CPC members and friends.  

It is hilarious art.  Irreverence in Print.

The Etchings, Lithographs and Relief prints covering topics worthy of your attention.
Tongue in Cheek will run thru October 30.

The CPC show at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha will close Sunday October 17.  I am very pleased to be a part of this tribute to Printmaking.

Twenty two of my finished prints are on display.  Deborah Lader, Michelle McCoy, Megan Sterling and Eric Wilson are also prominently represented in this show.

The Anderson Art Center gallery and gift shop are open from 1pm to 4 pm daily except Mondays.

We are very excited to announce the reopening of the

32nd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House

at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative!


Grand Opening Party: Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5, 2021, 11am-7pm both days.

 Preview the exhibition Fri, Dec 3, 12-5pm 

 Extended Holiday hours:

Tuesdays - Sundays, Dec 7 through December 19th , 12-5pm.

 All visitors must be masked and fully vaccinated.

 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative                                                     

 4912 North Western Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60625 

 tel: 773-293-2070 

         These etchings are new to my offerings at CPC and ETSY Art


Chicago    A Skyline from Museum Park
Aquatint etching with hand coloring
8" x 11"
Chicago   The Bridgetender at Michigan and Wacker Drive 
Aquatint etching with chine colle
9" x 9"

Constellation 2019-2020
on the Chicago River
Aquatint etching with hand coloring
11" x 9"