Powderhorn Art Fair in Minneapolis


First of all, next year, there is no way we are doing an art show every weekend between April and September. NO WAY! We are exhausted.

I’m sorry we haven’t been able to post much this year. Not even pictures but with only five shows left this season I wanted to make a moment and let you know of one close to home in Minneapolis.

The Powderhorn Art Fair is this weekend. Of the three major art shows in Minneapolis this weekend – Uptown, Loring Park and Powderhorn, I like the cool grassy, tree-lined park overlooking the lake of Powderhorn best.

Especially if it is as hot as they are predicting this weekend.

I will be in Booth 102 overlooking the lake and, hopefully, under a tree. Come see me.



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Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!

My sepia painting "Working the Fields".

“Working the Fields”.

Everything has a story.

For Christmas, I’d like to paint yours.

Repeatedly, I’m asked where I get the ideas for my paintings. The truth is my ideas come from you.

The source material from all of my paintings come to me as commission work, personal genealogy research or are donated to me. As such, I know the family and history of almost all of my paintings. I may paint them as impressionism with, or without, a flair of contemporary pop-art or in a realism style but at the end of the day what I paint is based on what I know about the people, the place, the mood and my personal style.

I paint using oil and canvas in a master’s style – no computers, no tracing. Only old school technology.

Find a favorite vintage photo from your family and let me turn it into an original sepia painting!

Order a two figure, sepia painting in my impressionism style before October 31 and have the original painting before Christmas.

20″ x 24″ $600 unframed + $65 S&H = $665 (Normally, $900)
16″ x 20″ $400 unframed + $55 S&H = $455 (Normally, $600)

Lady with Horse Original: Sold.  No prints available.

Lady with Horse Original: Sold. No prints available.

Canvas and paper prints available for an extra charge. Framing available. 50% down due at time of order with the balance due at delivery. 

Because of time constraints only 8 are available at this price. Below are some samples. Cannot be combined with other offers.


Donate a favorite vintage family photo and if I use it as source material for a painting I will give you a free canvas print of the painting.

Click here for more details. 

Three for the Road, Now 35% off through March 31.

Save 35% on the original oil painting “Three for the Road” plus free shipping through 3/31. Now only $585 (Originally $900).

I will even pay the freight through 3/31. Click here for details.

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Original Painting: Three for the Road

Vintage Painter Art Auction on eBay

Abby In Spring

Original: Abby In Spring

In the spirit of spring, I’m trying something new.

This weekend I will be auctioning off one of most popular prints on eBay. I have mixed feelings about this doing this but if I want something different for my life I have to be willing to act differently.

That means not relying so much on juried art shows (travel expenses are huge), galleries (galleries typically keep 30% to 50% of the sale price) or simply commission works. Auctions on my eBay account, promotion of a monthly newsletter, exhibiting at non-art related events and periodic sales are all attempts to act different.

The Beer Can Collection canvas print is 16 inches by 40 inches and is framed in an original, one-of-a-kind, industrial frame made of old ductwork created by a master craftsman friend. I want it to go to a good home.

Click here to go to the auction and learn the details.

The auction ends 3/9/13.

I’m going to experiment with this periodically with originals and canvas prints and see what happens. I’ll keep you posted.

Beer Cans

Original: Beer Can Collection

In the frame the dimensions are 24 inches by 48 inches.

Framed Print: Beer Can Collection

Framed Print: Beer Can Collection


Thank You

Wausau Art Fair 2013

Wausau Art Fair 2013

Last year I made the decision to do a few things differently with my business.

The result?

2012 was the BEST year I’ve ever had as an artist and 2013 is already better than last.I owe it to all of you.

I am so excited about this year I have the tingles…or maybe I have to pee.

Maybe both…

Anyway, as the show season is quickly approaching I have to make room in my van and booth for new work. As such I am having a one time clearance sale through my website. You can save up to 35% on selected original paintings. I will even pay the shipping if you are in the continental United States.

You can even make payments and I will put it into layaway for you until you are ready.

Also, in the spirit of trying something new, I am also auctioning off one of the most popular framed prints through eBay. You can make a bid on a custom framed print of my vintage Beer Can Collection. Hopefully it will go to a good home.

Framed Print: Beer Can Collection

Framed Print: Beer Can Collection

Thank you again for everything.

Happy Trails!

My new van.
My new van.

New Work

Original: Piddle

Original: Piddle

Original: Jim's Music

Original: Jim’s Music

Framed Original: Brains and Donuts

Framed Original: Brains and Donuts

A close view of Pididdle,

A close view of Pididdle,

A close up of Jim's Music.

A close up of Jim’s Music.

Specials for the week of 20 January 2013

Happy Sunday All!

So part of my 2013 resolutions is to do something different with my marketing. That includes deciding on Weekly Specials and getting my newsletter out every week.

I’m still feeling my way through all this Social Media but my goal is not to overwhelm you with mail but to provide you information so you can see what it happening. Please bare with me through my learning curve!

It is hard to balance it all! Even the little bit of “all” we are doing. But it is very fun!

So here we go!

Save $50 on the original painting Pididdle

A close view of Pididdle,

A close view of Pididdle.

Save $50 on my new painting Pididdle if you take delivery before January 31, 2013.

This 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas painting was loving painted using source material I found on my trip to the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in 2012.

Please help it find a good home!

Show Price: $250 USD
Promotional Price: $200 USD
S & H: $25.00 USD
Offer valid until 01/31/2013

See my website for details or email me directly.

Save $200 on the original painting Jim’s Music

A close up of Jim's Music.

A close up of Jim’s Music.

Save $200 on my new painting Jim’s Music if you take delivery before January 31, 2013.

This 20″ x 24″ oil and canvas painting is based on a building and music store in Escabana, Michigan that I stumbled across doing research on another painting.

Please help it find a good home!

Show Price: $1,200 USD
Promotional Price: $1,000 USD
S & H: $50.00 USD
Offer valid until 01/31/2013

See my website for details or email me directly.

Preorder Canvas Prints and save 25% on Jim’s Music

Working on Jim's Music.

Working on Jim’s Music.

Whenever I finish a painting I have to decide if I am going to make canvas prints (giclees) of the original work. I’ve decided I’m going to offer Jim’s Music in two giclee sizes – 20″ x 24 and a 10″ x 12″.

Save 25% when you preorder a canvas print (giclee) of Jim’s Music before January 31, 2013. End of February delivery.

All prints are signed and limited edition numbered. Print numbers will be assigned in the order that orders are placed.

Two sizes available:
20″ x 24″ $195 less 25% = $146.25 + S&H
10″ x 12″ $95 less 25% = $71.25 + S&H
Offer valid until 01/31/2013.

See my website for details or email me directly.