7.12/ East End Arts: Oil Paintings by David Peikon — Rosalie Dimon Gallery, July 28 / Oct 25


Oil Paintings by David Peikon

July 28 – October 25, 2017

Presented by East End Arts

East End Arts is pleased to announce the new art show at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, at the Jamesport Manor Inn (located at 370 Manor Lane in Jamesport) featuring the oil paintings ofDavid Peikon. The show opens on Friday, July 28 and will be up for viewing until October 25, 2017.  An Artists Reception will be held on Sunday, August 13, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artist. Local wines and artisanal cheeses will be served. The public is invited to this free event. The exhibition is open for viewing during the Jamesport Manor Inn’s open hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM during lunch and dinner service.

David Peikon (born 1958) dreamed of a life as a painter since his early teens but was urged to seek a more secure career path. After college he spent 15 years in the commercial printing industry, culminating his career as a vice-president of sales. In 1996, at the age of 38, he left the business world to pursue his passion. His landscapes have been described as scenes of serene isolation, always with a reverence for the beauty of nature, whether the subject is the native shores of Long Island or the hills of Tuscany. Now in his second decade as a painter, his work hangs in private and corporate collections around the world. In addition to 18 solo shows thus far, he has been featured in numerous publications including American Artist Magazine and The New York Times. Also known for his striking portraits, the artist is honored to include among his clients, William F. Buckley Jr., Dr. George Church, Salvatore Ferragamo, Philanthropist David H. Koch, The Presidents of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mrs. Mary Phipps, Dr. David Steinberg, President of Long Island University and Nobel Laureates Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn, Thomas Cech, Carol Greider, and James D. Watson.

David Peikon Artist Statement: “Crazy times, in a crazy world. It makes us all yearn for a simpler time, when life moved at a more sane pace. Personally, I felt the pull of a quieter life from an early age, preferring to be alone at a drawing board or easel above all else. Deep in concentration, shutting out the noise of the world while in the ‘zone’, brought a sense of peace to my whirring mind. When I turned to painting as a profession, now 21 years ago, it was the visual memories of my youth that provided inspiration. Barns, fields, gardens, beaches, open land, where you can actually see the horizon, remain among my favorite subjects. I hope that my struggles as a painter provide a momentary respite for my viewers, to savor the simple beauty that is still to be found around us, if we take the time to seek it out.”

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Rosalie Dimon Gallery, Jamesport Manor Inn

 

Exhibits at the Rosalie Dimon Gallery are a joint effort by East End Arts and the Jamesport Manor Inn to introduce exceptional artists and their work to the East End communities. East End Arts members who wish to be considered for exhibits at the Jamesport Manor Inn should have updated representations of work in the East End Arts Artist Registry at the East End Arts Gallery, located at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. The artists selected for East End Arts off-site gallery shows are chosen by committee.

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East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.

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