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




Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let in Snow….in Buffalo…..


Or not, as the case may be. As I sat drinking my morning coffee and listening to the radio this morning I heard the WBFO newscaster call for a high temperature of 63 degrees for Tuesday. 63? On December 4th? In Buffalo, New York? How can that be? Buffalo is the land of snow. The city that’s know for blizzards, Super Bowl losses and chicken wings, in that order.

Snow or no snow, Buffalo, along with the rest of the Western world, has taken it’s first steps onto that slippery slope we call the Holiday Season. Being the consumer animals that we are, December is dedicated to shopping, wrapping and gift giving — and there aren’t many of us who escape the madness. I spent this past weekend selling my wares at the Burchfield-Penny Art Center. It was the first year that Burchfield-Penny hosted artists as part of Open Studios and Galleries and, as first years shows go, it was a great success. The show was well organized by Robin Lenhard, co-director of SAM (The Saturday Artists Market that debuted at the Buffalo waterfront this summer) and featured over 30 of Buffalo’s best artists and craft persons. The gift buying bug was in the air  as visitors viewed vendor’s wares and carefully choose gifts for loved ones, co-workers and employees.

Snow or no snow, holiday shopping will continue until our minds turn toward the New Year. If you’re in the market for a unique gift Buffalo offers so many shopping options. Be sure to check out the remaining Holiday Gift Fairs and all of our wonderful independent shops and galleries. If you’d like to find my work here’s a list of places where you can do just that:


Queen City Market, Saturday, December 8th – 11am -4pm at

Karpeles Manuscript Museum 453 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14201


Village Artisans, 5560 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221

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


464, 464 Amherst Street, Buffalo, New York 14207

Art Dialogue Gallery, One Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14209

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


…where you can shop 24/7



Having Some Fun with Art History

Art History Three: DINE-er Jacket

Like most artists, I like to think that my work is completely original. With the exception of long ago assignments in art class I’ve never set out to create a copy of another artist’s work; but there’s a difference between copying and finding inspiration in the work of another. About a year ago I started a small mixed media piece based on a Van Gogh self portrait. In addition to my rendition of Van Gogh’s painting I also referenced Warhol’s multiple images and Parmigianino’s Madonna with the Long Neck. Next I tackled Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, keeping the Warhol multiple image format. My latest piece, and the largest of the three at 30″(h) x 24″(w), pays homage to Jim Dine’s Pop Art Robe’s of the 80’s and 90’s. Unlike my other sources of inspiration, Jim Dine is still very much alive and creating and exhibiting new work.

While each of these pieces found their inspiration in the works of others, I’ve included enough “Kurek” in them to assure that they could never be viewed as “copies”. They are instead original works that are having a bit of fun with art history.

You can find my originals and prints in my Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilentMyloStudio?ref=si_shop 

Art History One: Van Gogh Meets Warhol Meets Parmigianino Meets Kurek

Art History Two: Moanin' Lisa