Thursday, August 29, 2019

Stormy, husky, brawling, city of big shoulders, city in a garden... Carl Sandburg

Remembering Chicago as a young man

In the summer we met in the park and played...
without an organization.
We knew the rules...
we went to Cub games if we were lucky.
The park and harbor at Diversey were home in these years.
All sports were spontaneous events...
we had each other and no deadlines.


Over the Top Chicago

Aquatint etching with chine collé

10 x 16 inches

Plate 172











Rush University Hospital

Aquatint Etching with handcoloring

5 x 7 inches

plate 170





The Crossing

Chicago at the River on the Franklin Street Bridge

Aquatint Etching with hand coloring

12 x 11 inches

plate 155

















Chicago Catholic Charities - Gala of the Arts

I have been invited to participate in the 

Chicago Catholic Charities  Gala of the Arts at Navy Pier 

along with 12 other Chicago artists.



This very important fund-raising event supports the needy of the Catholic Archdiocese.

I am honored to lend my hand on

September 6, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Art in the Village

Mary Jo O'Gara and Lucie Phillips have included me as a guest in their Open House as part of "Art in the Village" for one day June 22 (10 to 5).
Oil + Water Studio      1011 Tower Court (Rear) Hubbard Woods
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I hope that you will join me and share the art of the two wonderful artists (and some of my work, too).

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Skyscrapers Stand Proud

The Skyscrapers stand proud.

     They seem to say they have
     sought the absolute
     and made it their own.

Yet they are blameless,
     innocent as dumb steel and the dumber
     concrete of their bastions.

“Man made us,” they murmur. “We are
     proud only as a man is proud and we
     have no more found the absolute
     than has man.”

Read more about the Chicago poet, Carl Sandburg




Holy Cow! Harry Caray's




No Cubs fan should miss a chance to visit and dine in Harry Caray's