Out of My Mind Over Ornaments!

alison_e_kurek_cat_ornaments_silent_mylo_tuxedo_catSo, it’s November 18th in Buffalo NY and it’s 62 degrees, with a predicted high in the low 70s! But, as this is Buffalo NY, there is snow in the forecast for this weekend. Hopefully not too much because I will have these hand painted cat ornaments, and so much more, at the Out of My Mind Holiday Art Festival, tonight 6pm to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5pm.

The show is at 42 Riley Street, East Aurora, NY — near Vidler’s and across the street from Riley Street Station. Organized by non other than East Aurora’s own Michelle Conley Vogel, this show will be packed with talented artists from across Western New York . Come out and see us! You are sure to go Out of your Mind too when you see what we have in store for you!

Queen City Beer – New Painting with a Vintage Feel

Someone at the Allentown Art Festival asked me why Buffalo is called the Queen City. I had to admit that I had no idea — so I did  little research.

Way back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Buffalo was the largest and most prosperous city on the Great Lakes — so we became the Queen City. While Buffalo has seen more than it’s share of struggles over the past century we are making a proud come back. And once again we will be proving ourself to be, in fact, the Queen City — although anyone from here has always known that there was a lot of good to be had here, even if our crown needed polishing.

This is one of my latest Buffalo paintings: Queen City Beer. It’s 18″ (H) x 24″ (w)