This article was originally published in my studio newsletter. To subscribe, click here. This year, I will be the Albright-Inspired Artist-in-Residence at the Warrenville Historical Museum in Warrenville, Illinois. In 1924, Adam Emory Albright (1897-1983) acquired a vacant church building on Second Street in Warrenville. He and his twin sons, Ivan and Malvin, did their…
The first giclée print available in the West Chicago/Meeting Place series is “Sweet Dreams of Summer”. This painting of Tastee Freez in winter has evoked a lot of memories for people…one man even told me he proposed to his wife at this Tastee Freez! Folks in West Chicago are glad that Tastee Freez now has…
Another rainy spring day, another Chicago & North Western depot! This time I caught the station between showers. I had to run to catch the photo I wanted –
This is my second painting of the papel picado in downtown West Chicago, hung last fall as part of the Vivia Mexico Independence Day Festival. See the sister painting here. A looser painterly approach
In this painting, I tried something new. My clean-edged painting seemed to crisp to represent the rainy day on which I took this photograph. I pushed and pulled the paint vertically to try to
These tracks cross West Washington Street in West Chicago. Anyone who has driven this route – even one time! – has likely sat and waited for a freight train (or two!) to pass. This intersection of road and rail is not far from where the coach yards used to stand and
I have a house full of sick people here. As they lay low and recover, I’ve set my easel up nearby and worked up a few mini paintings from some photo sources I’ve been hanging on to. It felt good to paint!
Two of West Chicago’s oldest buildings are included in this painting. On the right with the green doors stands the former Turner Town Hall, now home to West Chicago City Museum. Built in 1884, this building once housed the police