The Bluegrass Painter Blog


Holiday Cards and Gifting 

Santa (1)
Cards available on Fine Art America

Halloween is over, and you know what's up next... For those interested in purchasing original art, prints or cards this year, below is everything you need to know.  

Western Maryland

My original art, prints and hand-signed cards can be purchased at the following locations: 

The Garrett County Arts Council

The Arts Council offers two opportunities to view and purchase my work.  Original art, prints and cards are on display at the Council's pop up shop in McHenry.  Visit this earlier post regarding the pop-up shop and hours.

If you're looking for a larger piece, "The Farm" is on display at the Garrett County Visitors Center in McHenry, located at 15 Visitors Center Drive. 

Penn Alps Restaurant & Craft Shop

I have some original art, prints and cards on display at the gift shop inside Penn Alps, next to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville.  If you're planning a visit, you might consider shopping during their Christmas in the Village event on December 2-3.  

Mountain City Traditional Arts

I have a couple of original bluegrass paintings, prints and cards at the shop, located at 25 East Main Street in Frostburg.  You might consider stopping by for their Winter Farm Market this weekend.  


Online Purchases

If you can't make it in person, I've set up a couple of ways to purchase online. 

Original art

Original art can be purchased directly from me.  Please get in touch at if you're thinking about a purchase for the holidays.  Please contact me with any questions about any original art on my website.  Or, if you saw something at my studio but can't find it online, get in touch and I can see if the painting is still available.  I will be shipping original art out of my studio the week of November 27th, so plan now if you'd like to have something in time for gift giving. 

Fine Art America

Much of my work is now posted at my Fine Art America site, and all of it is available for purchase in prints and cards. 


The high quality prints come in up to 15 different sizes and you can customize them with hundreds of mat and framing options.  The site allows you to sort through a variety of mats and frames, previewing your image with your selected choices.  The prints also arrive framed with the supplies that you will need to mount them onto your wall.  


While all of the images are available to print as cards, I set up a Christmas Card gallery, featuring cards like "Santa", for easier holiday card browsing.   The card size is 5"x7" and they include a white envelope.  You can imprint a custom message inside the card, which I think is a nice feature.   When you click on the greeting card, make sure you choose the drop down box to indicate your quantity of cards, as the price drastically reduces the more cards that you buy. 

You can find information regarding Fine Art America shipping here.  As with any holiday gift, I would recommend you get started with your plans sooner rather than later. 

Thank you in advance if you're considering a purchase.  It is always an honor and I appreciate your business. 





Skull Creek 

Here's a new one I'm just finishing up on canvas.


Skull Creek
"Skull Creek"
copyright 2016 Robert Yonke




Garrett County Arts Council Pop-Up Gallery Hours 

If you're planning on making a trip to the Garrett County Arts Council Pop-up Gallery this fall, please note their hours have changed.  If you've never been, the shop is located in McHenry at 25227 Garrett Highway, next to Archie's Barbeque.   The new hours are as follows: 

Mondays: 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesdays: CLOSED

Wednesdays: CLOSED

Thursdays: 10 am to 6 pm

Fridays: 10 am to 6 pm

Saturdays: 10 am to 6 pm

Sundays: 11 am to 4 pm 


Art and Wine Special for Fine Art America 

As I've posted before, I have an online gallery with Fine Art America, where you can purchase high quality prints and cards of some of my work.  October is a great month to consider ordering from FAA, as they are running an "Art and Wine" promotion.   Every purchase from the site in October comes with a $100 gift card to Naked Wines in Napa, California.   Get a jump start ordering holiday gifts or cards, and take advantage of the promotion while you're at it.   It doesn't matter how large your order is for the promotion.   If you order a single greeting card, you'll still receive the gift certificate.


"Afternoon Delight" 


Mountain Maryland Studio and Tour 

If you're in Western Maryland this coming weekend, make sure you take time to attend the Mountain Maryland Studio Tour, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council. My studio is not on the tour this year, as I had other commitments, but I encourage you to visit the talented artists in the area.    If you were planning on visiting the studio this year, and would like to set up an appointment to visit later this fall,  please contact me at   

This is a great chance to visit with Western Maryland artists where they live and work, learn about their techniques and purchase some quality local art.  A guidebook for the event, which describes the artists’ work and provides a map and directions to their locations is available at the Allegany Arts Council at 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland or you can access the information at For more information, call 301-777-2787.