Rummage for Rover

I’ll be at Rummage for Rover THIS SATURDAY with my “retired art work” – a.k.a. REALLY reasonably priced cool work that is looking for a good home! The event also features a HUGE rummage sale, Bake Sale, Silent Auction, New and Used Merchandise, Bag Sale, SPCA Adoptable Animals……..Oh, just come and find out for yourself! See below for details:



When is a Print more than a Print?

Art History #4: Grant Wood's American Gothic -- sort of....

I’ve written about this in the past (Hybrid Art?) but I continue to struggle with it. I am a Mixed Media artist. My originals are made of acrylic paint, polymer clay, sometimes wire, sometimes nails, sometimes metallic powders……  I have no problem labeling my originals: “Mixed Media Originals”. In turn, I make paper reproductions. They are flat — they are made of archival ink and paper, they are obviously “Prints”.

In between those extremes lurk my canvas prints with original polymer clay sculpture. Like this:

Art History #4: Grant Wood’s American Gothic, sort of….. #1/100 TravelGothicAnd these:

Original: 5 Wines

BLOG5WinesorginalPrint: 5 Wines: Dogs #2/100

BLOG5DogsOriginal: Art History #2, Moanin’ Lisa

BlagArt2Print: Art History #2, Moanin’ Lisa #4/100

Moanin' Lisa #4/100Original: The Usual Suspects

BLOGSuspwctsOrgPrint: The Usual Suspects #1/100

BLOGSuspewctsPRINTSo what are these things? The base images are limited edition prints on canvas. They are mounted on board, some are painted (all of the labels in my 5 Wines series are original little paintings in and of themselves), all are finished with original, hand sculpted faces, figures, animals, etc. Are they prints, a series of mixed media originals, or somewhere in between?

Joan Horn, a fellow Western New York artist, suggested I call them ” Hybriginals”. I like that. They are Hybrids. They combine 21st Century printing technology with old fashioned, hand made art work.

Whatever you choose to call them, please come and see them in person at one of my shows. Click here for my show schedule: Upcoming 2013 Shows

Or visit my online store at:




Silent Mylo Renames Monday


Mylo woke up crabby today. He’s started a campaign to rename of Monday: Swim Up Stream with the Fish Day. I told him it’s too long and not very catchy but he’s determined to make the change.


You can find prints of Silent Mylo along with other works in my Etsy shop at: 

Tying Up 2012

After breaking down my poly clay work station today I found this on my living room floor. Huh. I have a rug? It really IS time for separate studio/work space 🙂


I’ve worked out of my house for many years. As my work has grown, in both size and volume, my living space has become SMALLER and Smaller and smaller….

That’ll change in 2013. I’m taking over a vacant apartment and plan on spending the early months of the year organizing paint brushes, prints and half finished paintings; and I look forward to stretching larger canvases and diving into new work.

But 2012  isn’t done just yet!  There are last minute orders to ship, retail stock to check on, and a few more pieces to finish for personal gifts

Enjoy the next couple of weeks, have fun, stay safe!


…and if you’re still looking for those last minute gifts, allow me to suggest a stop at one of these fine establishments:

Here’s a few spots you can find my work this season:

464 Gallery, 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

Art Dialogue Gallery, One Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202

Village Artisans, 5560 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221 (716) 633-2384

ZGM Fine Arts, 1045 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222

And Online:

…where you can shop 24/7