Hot Summer Days

The Silks - original rough concept
Hope you are all enjoying these spectacular summer months!

As we move closer to September, I’m delighted with the depth and hues of the sky, majestic cumulonimbus clouds, outrageous thunder and lightning storms … Mother Nature at some of her most dramatic moments. And then there is the best of the farmers’ markets  blueberries, corn-on-the cob, tomatoes, baby eggplant, fresh fruits and vegetables of every color to suit every taste. Summer tastes great!

I hope to see you at one or more of the Saratoga places where I’ll be signing this season:
Wednesday, August 10 — 11:00 am to 5:00 pm — The Irish American Heritage day at the Saratoga Race Track
Saturday, August 13 — 7:00 - 9:30 pm — Soavé Faire
Sunday, August 14 — 2:00 - 4:00 pm — Front Street Home
Saturday, August 20 — 7:00 - 9:30 pm — Crafters Gallery
Tuesday, August 23 — 7:00 p.m. — The Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway in Albany
Thursday, August 25 — 10:00 am to 12 noon — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Thursday, August 25 — 2:00 - 4:00 pm — Soavé Faire
Saturday, August 27 — all day — near the “Silks” store in the Clubhouse at The Saratoga Race Track, below the Carousel Lounge … As well at a places where I’ve already signed — Impressions and Spa Fine Art, and just around town.

At the Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway in Albany, I’ll provide a presentation of my retrospective poster exhibit. So if you missed it at the National Museum of Racing, you can catch the full exhibit in Albany and hear a description of how those images came to be.

If you find yourself in northern Virginia, please stop by the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia ( to see the exhibit of my work, “To the Finish: The Art and Process of Greg Montgomery,” from July 29 through November 27, 2016. We’ll also be in Middleburg on September 11 for the 6th Annual Polo Classic benefit for the NSLM.

We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga or on the road this summer. Have a grand summer!

posted 8/09/2016 12:00:00 AM


August Light

Welcome summer!

We are delighted to present this year’s poster — “August Light.” Those of you who have already purchased the poster will note that we titled it August Shadows when we went to the printer, but as it rolled off the press, August Light instantaneously became its name.

We never tire of Saratoga’s paddock. We love how the great trees and flowers divide the paddock into areas trainers use to prepare and saddle their horses. Simple and elegant, the paddock provides different settings that cater to each horse’s preference for privacy or publicity. Delighted fans get as close as they can to the action in the paddock, leaning on the white fences that define the famous space. We spend many afternoons trying to capture the slanting light of the August sun and the dramatic shadows it creates. The horse in the foreground represents Keen Ice, winner of the 2015 Travers Stakes.

This poster is a tribute to one of the great illustrators of 20th century — Bernie Fuchs. In 1975, Fuchs was the youngest illustrator ever elected to the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame. He painted a now famous series of illustrations of Saratoga. One was a view of the Saratoga paddock that I have always loved. Its light is marvelous! So this year, we pay homage to the master Bernie Fuchs and create our own version of the light and shadow in the incomparable Saratoga paddock. Hope you like it. Thank you, Bernie.

If you scroll down in this blog, you will see our signing schedules both in Saratoga Springs and Middleburg, Virginia. We have confirmed that, once again, we will be at the Saratoga Race Track on Travers Day. Hope to see you this summer! Enjoy!

posted 6/17/2016 11:35:00 PM


Wine and Roses

 The month of May has wings, and not just those of birds and bees!  

We returned from inspirational travels to Brighton, London, Paris, Bois-le-Roi, and Giverny in mid-May to a kinetic schedule of all things art:  posters, proofs, printing, giclées, framing, museum shows, and more. It will be a while before we sit down with our source material and work on new pieces that reflect that amazing tour!

May also brought the final production of the poster you see here, “Wine and Roses.” This past winter, we were contacted by a wonderful couple from Virginia who have worked all sorts of magic. For those of you who travel far and wide for polo matches, the 6th Annual Polo Classic is a benefit for the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg, Virginia ( 

The NSLM is hosting an exhibition of my work, "To the Finish: The Art and Process of Greg Montgomery,” from July 29 through November 27, 2016. We will be in Middleburg to deliver the exhibition and have a reception at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards ( in the heart of Virginia horse country on July 16, for the opening reception and artwork presentation at the museum on July 28 and 29, and at Great Meadow in Middleburg for the Polo Classic on September 11 ( If you happen to find yourself nearby or know someone who might enjoy the artwork on display there, please send this information along.

If you missed my 30th retrospective at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ( in Saratoga Springs last year, that show of my posters will be on display this summer at the Irish American Heritage Museum (

And we certainly hope to see you at one of my signings, appearances, or just around town this summer. The schedule is in my previous post and will accompany the blog about my Travers poster — release date, June 15 or sooner. 

Lots going on! Hope you have time for relaxing this summer. All the best!

posted 6/04/2016 11:03:00 PM


Gone Painting

Hello, all — Time for us to join in the season, so we are springing off across the pond to see friends and have new adventures and inspiration. 

We know that this is a bit early, but mark your calendars for these signings around town —
  • June 192:00 - 3:30 pm — Father’s Day at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame where I’ll talk about this year’s poster
  • July 227:00 - 9:30 pm — Impressions
  • July 30 — Exhibit opens at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, VA
  • August 57:00 - 9:30 pm — Spa Fine Art
  • August 137:00 - 9:30 pm — Soavé Faire
  • August 142:00 - 4:00 pm — Front Street Home
  • August 207:00 - 9:30 pm — Crafters Gallery

Sketchbooks and camera are packed, the phone’s off the hook, and we’re off!
Hope to see you in Saratoga this summer!

We’ll be back mid-May, so please email your inquires or call us then.

posted 4/25/2016 02:46:00 PM


Spring has Sprung!

My but the year has flown right out from winter gray and into spring green! Lawns are decorated with robins, spring bulbs pushing through, and amazing blue skies on the days when the sun is strong. Time to plant the peas! 

We hope all of you had a lovely holiday season and past few months. We have all sorts of news and will shake off the winter doldrums to bring it to you in bits and pieces. 

Our most recent project is a poster for Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs — Now in its 56th year, the Caffè is the oldest continuously operating coffeehouse in the United States and in the Western Hemisphere. Lena Spencer created a mecca for folk music and musicians from all over have performed there, gotten their start, and gone on to great things. The Caffè in the midst of a capital campaign to strengthen its old building, modernize facilities, and make it handicapped accessible so more music can be heard there for decades to come.

We are honored that we were selected to create a poster for Caffè Lena and we’re really pleased with the results. If you’ve never heard a performance at the Caffè, you should go — it’s a wonderful place and the music is really fine. And buy a poster to support the campaign effort. Oh, yes, and the room looks just like that — anticipation!

Watch for our next blog update, when we’ll fill you in on a polo poster we’re doing, this year’s Travers poster, signings and sightings, and an upcoming exhibit of my giclée prints at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia. 

Hope to see you soon! Keep in touch! All the best from here …

posted 4/13/2016 11:49:00 PM


Sliding into the holiday season

We’ve packed up the flower boxes and the summer porch, and moved inside to the sun room to watch the birds at our feeders. It’s always bitter-sweet to see the summertime fade away, but we have great memories of the season.

Not too long ago in late November, the thermometer spiked to the low 70s, and we were reminded of helping a dear friend put his sailboat away for the winter. There were brief snow flurries at the end of October. For those of you far from the northeast, this view of “The Narrows" of Lake George may bring memories of the summer.

The exhibit at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is open until the end of the year. If you haven’t seen it, please do stop by. All of our vendors in the Saratoga Springs area continue to carry my work, and for that I am grateful.

Our thanks to you for staying with us as we prepare our new website and neglect this one, but we think you’ll like the new approach. In the meantime, please keep us in mind if you need posters, original artwork, pins, cards, or a book to fill out your holiday gifts this season. And please continue to keep in touch.

All the best!

posted 12/03/2015 03:43:00 PM

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