For Peter Darvas, world is a studio |

For Peter Darvas, world is a studio

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Peter Darvas painted "Andros Alcove" in the Sporades Island in Greece. He will share a display of his original paintings this weekend at Art for the Home Gallery.

Internationally renowned painter E. Peter Darvas, who has a summer home and studio in Tahoe, will be at Art for the Home Gallery at Ski Run Marina this weekend to share one of the largest displays of his original paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Part of the special show will be a new Emerald Bay spring/summer scene to complement his very popular Emerald Bay autumn/winter scene as well as other Tahoe, Caribbean and Mediterranean scenes.

“The world is my studio,” Darvas said, “which is why I travel so frequently. For example, Greece is one of the places I love to paint for its exceptional sunlight, beautiful architecture, and rich scenery. I return to it frequently to recapture its gorgeous colors, light and shadows.”

Darvas loves sailing nearly as much as painting, so he combines the two by chartering boats a few times a year and taking colleagues, clients and the public on special two-week long excursions to different countries. His fall season itinerary includes a September cruise through Ireland down the Shannon River and two sailing trips in October and November along the coasts of Italy and then throughout the islands of the Aegean Sea in Greece. With more than four decades of major exhibitions in cities worldwide, Darvas has created a prolific collection of more than 15,000 paintings, which include landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and nudes. He also created the 25-foot aluminum sailboat sculpture, First Reach, which is showcased upon the southeast corner of Highways 89 and 50 at the “Y.”

Gallery owner Sean Haggerty said, “Peter is looking forward to sharing some of his latest originals with everyone before he literally sails off into the sunset for the season. We hope everyone will try to join us on Friday evening from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for a few toasts as we wish him a fond bon voyage for his next European tour. We’ll then look forward to seeing the fruits of his labor sometime next year.”

Free validated parking is available in the main Ski Run Marina parking lot and also one block north across Lake Tahoe Boulevard in the parking lot at the southwest corner of Ski Run Boulevard and Osgood Avenue. For more information on the event contact Art for the Home gallery at (530) 541-1658.

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