Wiley Purkey - Painter of Ellicott City History

Ellicott City, Maryland

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2019

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About wileypurkey

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On Etsy since 2012

The Creative Process

I work from following ideas and inspirations as they appear to me during my everyday thought process. Outside influences, apart from the works of the great masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Andrew Wyeth, are kept to a minimum. Also current art trends are dismissed and the desire to create works that will sell does not drive my creative process.
I have always loved the materials used in the artistic process. A good brush, or other tool, and the materials to work with, or on, always excites me. From rich colors, all the way down to a simple pencil, all have their merit.
Just to give an example of my working process, I am now working on a paper sculpture. It started life out as a detailed pencil drawing over 10 years ago, then became a watercolor, then prints were made for sale. After viewing some of the remaining prints, I began to manipulate them into new art pieces using cutting and folding techniques, and overpainting some of the imagery.

Shop members

  • Wiley Purkey

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Production partners

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC

    The company makes accessories from your images.

  • Blurb

    San Francisco, CA

    Blurb is a book publisher

  • Printingcenterusa

    MT, United States

    This company did the printing using my own design.

  • VIstaprint

    Lexington, MA

    I use Vistaprint to produce items from my own images.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2018
Welcome to the Etsy store of Artist Wiley Purkey
As of this year, 2016, I have painted for 50 years, having received my first oil painting set at age 13. Although I do love painting Ellicott City, I also paint a great many gardens and local landscapes, Occasionally, I also paint from my imagination.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Items may be returned for any reason for a full refund.
We accept PayPal. Any artwork purchased may be returned for any reason.
We ship quickly and securely using USPS.