Snow Tracks ©2016 maggie capettini 11x14 oil on panel | Available

Snow Tracks

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


Three Mini Paintings

       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!

Main and Galena ©2016 maggie capettini 6x12 oil on linen panel | SOLD

Main and Galena

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

Morning on Main ©2016 maggie capettini 6x12 oil on linen panel | Available

Morning on Main

The historic section of Main Street in downtown West Chicago spans several blocks and is tragically easy to miss. Daily activities by residents can be carried out without ever setting foot or wheel on this stretch of road, and visitors often express delighted surprise when

Tete a Tete ©maggie capettini 5x7 oil on panel | Available

Tete a Tete

This painting needed just a little bit more attention – I painted it about two years ago, but it didn’t seem quite “done” to me. Last week, I worked on it more, creating a stronger focal point. This week is forecast to be very spring-like in Chicago – it is such a good feeling!

Sweet Dreams of Summer ©2016 maggie capettini 8x10 oil on linen panel | SOLD

Sweet Dreams of Summer

Archival-quality giclée prints of this painting are available for purchase at West Chicago City Museum or by contacting me. Pricing is $22 for an unmatted 8×10 print / $25 for 8×10 print with white acid-free mat. A portion of all sales made at City Musuem benefit Friends of West Chicago City Museum.  One of the iconic…