Gary J. Kirkpatrick Expressionistic Figurative Art



From Torino (Turin) to Graz | Alps by train

From Graz to Torino (Turin)   July 10, 2016   From Graz you take a railroad operated bus to the train that carries you into Italy through the Alps; the bus avoids a much longer train ride through the mountains…. Continue Reading →

Drawings from Graz

Drawings from Graz Here are the pen and ink drawings I did on location in Graz, Austria, early June through early July 2016 This was done at the Kunstmuseum (above).  The following several drawings were done at the Schlossberg Park… Continue Reading →

The Semmering Railroad

The Semmering Railroad, designed and directed by the Venice born  Carlo Ghega, is a UNESCO World Heritage Center (1998) that travels from Gloggnitz to Semmering.   I was constructed between 1848 and 1854.  At the.  time the Semmering was a… Continue Reading →

A terrific baroque building: Basilika Mariatrost, Graz (with sketches)

A terrific baroque building: Basilika* Mariatrost, Graz (with sketches) July 2016 The lovely Mariatrost Basilica is a baroque style building on top of the Purberg hill, a steep climb from the bus stop including some 225 steps.  There’s a lovely… Continue Reading →


June 2016 There’s enough to see and do in Salzburg, Austria for the three days we were there, although beyond that I am less optimistic.  It’s certainly attractive enough for longer term living but a bit on the small side,… Continue Reading →

Schloss Eggenberg, Graz, Austria | Schloss Eggenberg

A Baroque masterpiece and World Heritage Site, Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria is a treasure of the Baroque and, to a lesser extent, the Rococo period of the Baroque epoch, which is the last development in the as well as the… Continue Reading →

Graz’s Museums

Graz’s Museums For a city of a mere 300,000, Graz has a large number of museums.   Boys will no doubt be attracted to the Armory, which holds an extensive collection of medieval armory worn by the knights.  We skipped… Continue Reading →

Graz, Austria, a small city that is home to dozens of museums

June 2016 After an overnight in Dusseldorf, we flew in a prop jet into the small airpport in Graz, Austria.  It’s a tiny airport, and but a 10 minute walk to train station.  Before long we were exiting the system… Continue Reading →

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